Gum Grafting

(310) 539-2344
  • Torrance, CA - 19000 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 405 90503
  • San Pedro, CA - 770 W. 9th Street 90731
  • (310) 539-2344 | Torrance, CA - 19000 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 405
  • 310-539-2344 | San Pedro, CA - 770 W. 9th Street

Experienced Gum Graft Surgery in Torrance

Although most patients understand just how crucial their teeth are to their oral and overall health, some forget that their gums are just as important. Your gums help secure your teeth in place and create a seal that prevents harmful bacteria from accessing your tooth roots. Whether you'd like to safely reduce the length of your gums or reverse the effects of gum disease, Total Family Dental Specialists is here for you.

We're proud to provide dependable gum graft surgery services to San Pedro and Torrance. Regardless of if you're a patient of record or you just discovered our office, you can expect to be treated with kindness and compassion during your surgery. We look forward to meeting you and helping you take the first step toward healthier and aesthetically pleasing gums. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!


Is Gum Surgery Right for My Smile?

It's normal to question whether gums surgery is right for you. Gum surgery encompasses a host of surgical procedures that can benefit your smile in various ways. During your initial appointment, our dentist will begin by conducting an extensive oral exam with a focus on your gums. By taking a closer look at your teeth, gums, and jawbone, we can determine which of our gum surgery services is ideal for you. Our staff is more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our offerings, as we never want you to feel like you're agreeing to a service that you don't understand.

Our Quality Gum Surgery Offerings

Over the years, our dental practice has improved the scope of our gum surgery offerings to meet the needs of patients of all ages. Whether you'd like your gums to be more proportional to your teeth or need more gum tissue, our dentist and their team are here for you. No matter what service you choose, you can expect exceptional treatment from start to finish. Some of the gum surgery services we provide include:

  • Gum Grafts: Gum graft surgery, or gingival graft, is a special type of dental surgery aimed at treating gum recession. When your gums begin to recess, they pull away from your teeth and leave your tooth's roots exposed to harmful bacteria. Through gum graft surgery, our team can replace the lost tissue surrounding your teeth and protect them from tooth decay and infection. The overall procedure is quick, and you can expect it to last nearly an hour. Our dentist won't simply treat your receding gums; we'll give you quality education on how to avoid potentially harmful habits, like brushing your teeth too harshly. We'll also provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your smile following your appointment, including which foods to avoid.
  • Crown Lengthening: Crown lengthening is the process of surgically recontouring the gum tissue surrounding and supporting your teeth. The procedure exposes more of your tooth's surface and creates a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. An additional purpose of a crown lengthening is if you're receiving a dental crown and need more material for the prosthetic to secure to. Crown lengthening can be a quick procedure to complete, as it takes a single appointment and provides you with years of cosmetic improvement.

Gum Surgery FAQs

If you have any questions about our gum surgery services, our team is here for you. We'll answer questions and give you the information you need to make educated and confident decisions about your smile. Some of the most frequently asked questions about San Pedro gum graft surgery services include:

Is gum grafting necessary?
In most cases, gum grafting is necessary to help prevent serious dental complications like tooth loss. The earlier gum grafting is done, the better chance you have of avoiding problems. Gum grafting can be especially vital if you're susceptible to gum disease.

Does gum tissue grow back after crown lengthening?
Although it doesn't always happen, gum tissue may grow back after crown lengthening. Our dentist will discuss it with you before your procedure and answer any questions you may have.

How long does recovery after gum grafting take?
Typically, the recovery time for gum grafting is a couple of weeks. However, some patients recover faster than others. Our team will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your smile so that it heals properly.

San Pedro Gum Graft Surgery for You

At Total Family Dental Specialists, we're passionate about helping every patient who walks through our doors get the healthy and gorgeous smiles they deserve. That's why we're proud to provide extensive Torrance gum graft surgery offerings, ranging from gum grafts to crown lengthening. We can't wait to meet you and help you discover the benefits of our services. Call us today to schedule your next appointment!


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