Soft Tissue Grafting
The grafting procedure itself will generally be performed under local anesthetic, but this will depend on the size of the areas receiving grafts. A small incision will be made at the site in order to create a small pocket. An incision is made in this pocket, and the donor tissue is placed between the two sections of this area. Tissue-stimulating proteins which stimulate natural tissue growth and promote good healing may be applied to the site before suturing. Finally, the wound site will be sutured to prevent shifting, and protective surgical material will be placed to protect the sensitive area. Gum uniformity and substantial healing will take place in the first six weeks after the procedure.
To learn more about soft tissue grafting, contact West Columbia Family Dentistry at 803-796-7934.