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Gum Grafts

Get Your Gums Back To Health

  • Protect your oral health by preventing bone & tooth loss
  • Trust a periodontist with 25+ years of experience
  • Feel relaxed with two forms of sedation

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.

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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

To learn more about gum grafts in St. Petersburg or to make an appointment, call 727-732-3173. You can also ​​schedule online.

Commonly Asked Questions About Gum Grafts
How do gum grafts work?

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.

Are gum grafts worth it?

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.

How long does it take for gum grafts to heal?

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.