You’ve probably heard the term being long in the tooth. Sometimes, being long in the tooth can be because they have a lot of gum recession and maybe a high smile. A gum graft, whether it be a pinhole graft, connective tissue, or any of the processes that we’re able to help patients, can help cover the roots so that the teeth don’t appear so long. The gum tissue is sort of like your skin. It’s protective. f iIt’s protecting the root of your tooth, it’s protecting the bone underneath. And as that gum recedes, you’re losing bone, which is the foundation of holding the tooth in place. So, during those various procedures that we do, we’re gonna be able to help cover the roots, improve your smile and your oral health.
Show Off a Healthy Smile With Gum Grafts in St. Petersburg
Gum disease is a serious infection that can lead to consequences such as gum recession and possible tooth loss. When you come to Implant Dentistry & Laser Periodontics for help, Dr. Crawford’s first goal is to restore your gum health and eliminate the disease. His next goal is to replenish your healthy gumline to keep your teeth in place. Gum grafts in St. Petersburg will:
- Stop further gum recession
- Help you avoid bone and tooth loss
- Give you back a healthy-looking smile
- Cover exposed tooth roots
- Put a stop to your tooth sensitivity
- Revive your confidence in your oral health
Call 727-732-3173 for a consultation. Dr. Crawford has over 25 years of experience as a periodontist. As a gum care expert, you can rely on his expertise to keep your mouth in good condition.Schedule Your Appointment
Replenish Your Receding Gumline With a Grafting Procedure
Gum recession can result from brushing too hard, tobacco usage, genetics, or gum disease. When you come in for gum recession treatment, Dr. Crawford will do an exam to ensure your gums are healthy. If necessary, he’ll provide treatment to restore your gum health. Once your gums are in good condition, he can proceed with your grafting procedure. As a periodontist, Dr. Crawford is an expert in treating gum disease and also in reversing its effects. He uses the latest technology and periodontal procedures to solve your dental problems.
Although we perform the Chao Pinhole Technique, it’s often for less serious cases of gum recession. Grafting is typically needed for more severe gum loss. Using tissue from your mouth or a donor, Dr. Crawford will graft the new gum tissue into your gumline.
He’ll make sure you remain comfortable by:
- Numbing your mouth with local anesthesia, so you don’t feel a thing
- Offering you sedation if you feel nervous
- Allowing you to relax in our heated massage chairs
- Providing amenities such as pillows, blankets, headphones, and TVs
Dr. Crawford provided exceptional and compassionate service by helping me fix my left front tooth, which is an implant that fell out of my mouth this morning. Dr. Crawford, accompanied by his wonderful wife, Madelyn came to the office, even during this Memorial Day holiday weekend to bring healing and to restore me to my former self.They were warm, kind, and I felt as if I were a family member. God’s blessings upon the entire Crawford family and office staff. I definitely recommend Dr. Crawford’s office to anyone looking for a highly skilled and empathetic specialty dentist. This is a holiday weekend and Dr. Crawford didn’t even charge me. That’s Grace from on high. Thank you God for giving Dr. Crawford wisdom and knowledge to do such intricate work.
I’ve been a patient with Dr Crawford for nearly 25 years. He and his staff are very up to date on new procedures, very friendly, efficient easy to work with if you need to rearrange appointments and helpful dealing with insurance. I think you would have a hard time finding another office with more knowledge and experience to handle your periodontal issues.
Dr Crawford and his staff are very professional yet very personal. They go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. They listen to your problem and try to find a quick solution. I am so happy that my dentist referred me to them. Choosing a dentist is an easy. They have opened up the office, especially for me to get some thing done hands-down the best.
Dr Crawford and his staff are wonderful. They are friendly, competent, and compassionate. They make you feel comfortable and relaxed. The office is immaculate and the decor pleasing. They have taken care of my teeth for decades. I seriously doubt I would still have my own teeth if it were not for their care. And I am 80 years old!
I recommend Dr Crawford without hesitation.
My whole experience has been amazing. The entire office is professional, friendly, and very talented. Dr Crawford is so kind. I feel so lucky to have found him. I had 2 implants and I couldn’t be happier!
My procedure fixed a gum recession issue on my lower left. Dr Crawford and his staff were very thorough and all went well. It’s been two months now and the graft is healing up nicely. All of the follow up appointments went smoothly and on time. No issues what so ever.
The most amazing dentist/surgeon! The entire staff works as a team and make me feel like family. Dr Crawford is the very best and does excellent work! They gave me my smile back! Highly recommended 10 star for sure!!
I loved the care and treatment I received on my teeth today but also the registered hygienist was very professional and personable. Really I felt a sense of relief and not downgraded as in the past. I want to work with her again! Dr Crawford was great as always!!! Thanks. For once I felt good leaving the dental office.
I have been a patient and recommended patients to Dr. Crawford for many years. He and his staff have always been very professional and accommodating . The quality of his work is excellent. If you need a periodontist Dr Crawford is the Dr. to see.
Every single person in the office was so welcoming, attentive and personable. I felt that I had made new friends and not just met new staff. I am so very happy that I chose Dr. Crawford and his amazing staff!!
Gum grafts are a procedure where your dentist takes gum tissue from another area of your mouth or a donor bank and places it onto an area where your gums have receded. This can help prevent further recession and can also improve the appearance of your smile. The new gum tissue will gradually integrate with your existing tissue, resulting in healthier, stronger gums.
Yes! Gum grafts are an effective way to treat gum recession and restore the appearance and health of your gums. The results can last for many years with proper oral care habits and regular visits to the dentist. Dr. Crawford will help you determine if it is the right choice.
Gum grafts usually take a week or two to heal, with minor discomfort that can be easily managed with over-the-counter medication. Dr. Crawford will give you complete recovery instructions to ensure a healthy and speedy recovery. It is important to be cautious with brushing and flossing and avoid certain foods for a few days after the procedure.