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Gingival augmentation treatment in Chaska, MN

Benefits of Gum Grafting

Gingival augmentation, commonly referred to as gum grafting, is a surgical technique used to address gum recession and enhance the gum tissue surrounding the teeth.
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Comfortable Chewing Gum grafting improves gum support, leading to more comfortable eating experiences.
Minimized Gum Inflammation Gum grafting reduces inflammation and the risk of gum disease.
Preservation of Teeth Preserve your natural teeth by addressing gum recession with grafting.
Reduced Sensitivity Gum grafting can alleviate tooth sensitivity caused by receding gums.
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What is Gingival Augmentation?

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Gingival augmentation, also known as gum grafting or gum tissue grafting, is a surgical procedure performed to correct gum recession or to increase the amount of gum tissue around the teeth. Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue wears away or pulls back from the teeth, exposing the roots of the teeth, which can lead to sensitivity, root decay, and aesthetic concerns.
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Gingival augmentation can rejuvenate your smile and protect your teeth for years to come. Schedule a consultation today to explore how our expert periodontists and oral surgeons can help you achieve optimal gum health and a beautiful, confident smile.

Gum Grafting Benefits

How Do I Know If I Need Gingival Augmentation Done?

Gingival augmentation, or gum grafting, is recommended for individuals who have gum recession or insufficient gum tissue around their teeth. It can be beneficial for various groups of people, including the following.
Patients with Gum Recession
Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue pulls back from the teeth, exposing the tooth roots. This can be caused by factors such as aggressive tooth brushing, periodontal (gum) disease, genetic predisposition, or tooth misalignment. Gingival augmentation is often performed to cover the exposed root surfaces and prevent further recession.

Patients with Tooth Sensitivity

Exposed tooth roots can lead to tooth sensitivity, especially to hot, cold, or sweet stimuli. Gum grafting can help reduce sensitivity by covering the exposed roots with grafted gum tissue.

Patients with Aesthetic Concerns

Receding gums can negatively impact the appearance of a person’s smile. Gingival augmentation can improve the aesthetics of the gums and create a more harmonious and natural-looking gumline.

Patients Considering Restorative Dental Procedures

In some cases, gum grafting may be necessary before performing restorative dental procedures, such as dental implants. Sufficient gum tissue is needed to provide support and coverage for dental implants or other prosthetics. as well as the sleep of their bed partner. The grinding noise can be loud and bothersome, leading to poor sleep quality for both individuals.
Patients with Gum Disease
Gum grafting can be part of the treatment plan for individuals with advanced gum disease (periodontitis). It helps to repair the damage caused by the disease, promote gum tissue regeneration, and improve the overall health of the gums.

Patients with Thin Gum Tissue

Some individuals naturally have thin or delicate gum tissue, which can be more prone to recession. Gingival augmentation can strengthen and thicken the gum tissue, providing better protection for the teeth.
Don’t let gum recession affect your smile and oral health. Schedule a Gingival Augmentation consultation now to see how our Gum Grafting procedure can benefit you.
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Process of Gingival Augmentation

The process of a gingival augmentation, also known as gum grafting, typically involves the following steps:


Consultation and Examination

The first step is to schedule a consultation with a periodontist or oral surgeon. During the appointment, the dental professional will examine your oral health, assess the extent of gum recession, and determine if gingival augmentation is necessary for your case.



Before the procedure begins, the dental professional will administer local anesthesia to numb the areas where the grafting will take place. This ensures that you are comfortable and do not feel any pain during the surgery.


Harvesting the Graft Tissue

The next step is to obtain the gum tissue for the graft. There are different types of grafts, including connective tissue grafts (taken from under the surface of the palate), free gingival grafts (directly taken from the palate’s surface), or graft material from a tissue bank (allograft or xenograft). The choice of graft material depends on your specific needs and the dentist’s recommendation.


Preparing the Recipient Site

The dental professional will make small incisions in the recipient area where the gum recession is present. This creates space for the graft tissue to be placed and attached.


Placing and Securing the Graft

The harvested gum tissue or graft material is then carefully placed over the recipient site, covering the exposed tooth roots. The graft is secured in place using sutures (stitches) or tissue adhesives.


Post-Operative Care

After the surgery, the dentist will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions. These instructions typically include guidelines on eating soft foods, avoiding brushing or flossing near the grafted area, and maintaining proper oral hygiene to aid the healing process.


Healing Period

The graft tissue needs time to integrate with the existing gum tissue and heal properly. During this period, it’s essential to follow all post-operative care instructions and attend any follow-up appointments as scheduled.


Follow-Up Appointment

You will have a follow-up appointment with the dentist to monitor the healing progress and remove any sutures if used.

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Gingival augmentation treatment FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Discover answers to common questions about gingival augmentation treatment, a procedure that enhances gum tissue. Learn about its benefits, the procedure itself, recovery time, and why is the ideal choice for personalized gingival augmentation solutions.
Gingival augmentation, also known as gum grafting, is a dental procedure that aims to enhance and restore gum tissue. It involves transplanting gum tissue from one area of your mouth to another, or using grafting materials, to improve the appearance of receding or uneven gums.
Gingival augmentation is recommended for individuals with receding gums, which can result from periodontal disease, aggressive tooth brushing, or genetic factors. Receding gums can lead to tooth sensitivity, root exposure, and an unbalanced smile. This treatment not only improves aesthetics but also helps protect teeth and prevent further gum recession.
The duration of the gingival augmentation procedure depends on the extent of the gum grafting required. Typically, the procedure can be completed in one to two hours for a single area. Our experienced dental team at Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics in Chaska, MN, will evaluate your specific needs and provide a more accurate time estimate during your consultation.
Our dental professionals prioritize patient comfort during gingival augmentation treatment. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, ensuring that you remain pain-free throughout the process. After the treatment, mild discomfort and swelling may occur, but this can be managed with prescribed pain relievers and proper post-operative care.
Recovery time varies depending on the extent of the procedure and individual healing abilities. Generally, patients can expect mild discomfort and swelling for about a week following the treatment. Our team will provide post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and optimal healing of the grafted gum tissue.
Yes, the results of gingival augmentation treatment are designed to look natural and complement your smile. Our skilled dental team at Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics has expertise in precision grafting techniques, ensuring that the grafted gum tissue seamlessly blends with your existing gums for a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Gingival augmentation is a safe and routine dental procedure. However, as with any surgical treatment, there are potential risks, though they are minimal. These may include infection, graft failure, or post-operative complications. Our experienced dental team will carefully evaluate your oral health and medical history to minimize any potential risks and ensure successful treatment outcomes.
Yes, gingival augmentation can positively impact your oral health. By restoring gum tissue, this treatment protects tooth roots, reduces sensitivity, and prevents further gum recession. It also aids in maintaining good oral hygiene and lowers the risk of developing periodontal disease, promoting long-term oral health.
While recovery times vary, most patients can resume normal daily activities within a day or two after the procedure. It is advised to avoid strenuous physical activity and follow post-operative care instructions for optimal healing.
If you have receding gums or notice an uneven gum line, you may be a suitable candidate for gingival augmentation. Our dental team at Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics will conduct a thorough evaluation during your consultation to determine if this treatment is the right solution for your specific gum condition. We will discuss your concerns, answer any questions, and create a personalized treatment plan to achieve your desired gum health and aesthetic goals.

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Meet The Team

We have a team of experienced, board-certified estheticians and periodontists near you, trained in the latest techniques for the health and beauty of your smile.

Dr. Lauren Hubbard

Lauren Hubbard


Dr. Lauren Hubbard was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. As an avid Hawkeye fan from an early age, she was determined to become a Hawkeye herself and graduated with high honors from The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology and went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the The University of Iowa College of Dentistry graduating with highest distinction.
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Dr. Fatima Tiwana

Fatima Tiwana

Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Fatima Tiwana is a Dental School Gold Medalist. She Practiced general dentistry for 7 years before attending the Periodontics Graduate Program at the University of Detroit Mercy and completing her Certificate in Periodontics and Master of Science degree. Dr. Tiwana has practiced as a periodontist for over 8 years and is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology.
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Gums That Wow, Smile Like Never Before!

Experience the magic of Gingival Augmentation in Chaska, MN. Our personalized approach will transform your gumline, creating a stunning frame for your teeth. Get ready to dazzle the world with your extraordinary smile. Schedule a consultation now!

What our customers say

Paula stacke

September 21, 2023
Nikki was great. Friendly, knowledgeable, and patient.

Andy Busch

September 14, 2023
Amazing place. Dr.Miner is great!!!! The staff is excellent and very welcoming! Do not hesitate to get dental work done here. I recieved extensive dental work here and I can’t express how thankful I am at how great everyone is here. Dr.miner, danyelle, Nikki, and lauren are all beyond awesome. Professional people and are making something that is very nerve racking to me, a very easy and welcoming process.

Matthew Johnson

May 31, 2023
The best dentist I’ve ver used. Timely and great service. They don’t oversell, and my teeth haven’t looked better!

Amanda Hance

April 27, 2023
We have been really happy here since switching dental offices. Very clean environment and the staff is all friendly and professional. To top it off they are all amazing with children! My young daughters have had only positive experiences and enjoy coming!

Whitney Walz

April 26, 2023
It’s hard to beat the dentist I had growing up which created a positive impression of dentists for me — but West Lakes I’m Chaska has done it! Everyone I’ve worked with is thorough, efficient, and super nice. Also, Colleen is fantastic. She goes the extra mile when dealing with insurance, she provides estimates before services are performed, and she has fit me into the schedule last minute.

mary manning

April 21, 2023
Life-changing major dental implant experience here. These thoughtful, fun professional and knowledgeable women guide you patiently through the entire process, and somehow transform fear into excitement to get to your next appointment! Forever grateful I found this dental home!!

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