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Gum Grafting – San Antonio, TX

Restoring Your Gums, Restoring Your Smile

Woman sharing smile after gum grafting

One of the most common results of gum disease, infection, or trauma is gum recession, where the gum tissues supporting the teeth pull away and recede from the teeth. This can be the result of brushing too hard, oral trauma, or just genetics where a patient is born with thin gums and underlying bone. The end result, however, is teeth that appear too long and are much more susceptible to developing cavities and sensitivity. To help with these problems, Dr. Lorenzana can skilfully perform gum grafting in San Antonio, TX, bringing the gum line back to where it should be while also restoring a patient's appearance, so they can once again smile with health and confidence.

Why Choose Lorenzana Periodontics
for Gum Grafting?

  • Periodontist with 20+ Years of Experience
  • State-of-the-Art Facility
  • 100% Personalized Approach for Each Patient

The Basics of Gum Grafting

The concept of a tissue graft is to take a small portion of either the patient’s own oral tissue (usually harvested from the roof of the mouth using Dr. Lorenzana's published minimally invasive procedure), or other tissue substitutes, and use them to replace the gum tissue where it has receded. This is usually a minor surgical procedure, performed using local anesthetic with or without in-office conscious sedation. Once the donated tissue has been sutured into place, the patient will experience a short recovery time. While the treatment itself is virtually painless, some swelling and tenderness are common afterward, but this can usually be easily managed with OTC pain-relievers.

Patient's smile after gum grafting treatment
Root Coverage #1
Patient's smile after gum grafting
Root Coverage #2
Smile before soft tissue ridge augmentation grafting
Soft Tissue Ridge Augmentation
Closeup of healthy smile after papilla augmentation tissue grafting
Papilla Augmentation #1
Initial smile showing triangular spaces at the tops of teeth
Papilla Augmentation #2