Minimally Invasive Soft Tissue Grafting - Madison, WI
Minimally Invasive Soft Tissue Grafting in Middleton, WI
Compared to traditional gum grafting, minimally invasive gum grafting can be performed without the need for harvesting soft tissue from the patient’s palate. This means less recovery time, less discomfort, and shorter treatment time. Our patients have given excellent feedback after undergoing this procedure compared to old school treatment methods.
What Is Minimally Invasive Soft Tissue Grafting?
An exposed tooth has a greater risk of cavities and dental diseases. It also increases the chances of abrasion, sensitivity, and decay. A patient needs soft tissue grafting when the root gets exposed due to gingival recession.
Recovery After Minimally Invasive Soft Tissue Grafting
The minimally invasive soft tissue grafting is a short surgery. You will be able to go home right after the procedure is complete.
Our dentists recommend going on a soft food diet for the first two weeks after the surgery. You only need to eat soft foods during this period to ensure you don't damage the gum grafts.
The recommended foods during this time are:
You should be fully healed after a month of your procedure. The healing time is dependent on your overall health and lifestyle habits too.
frequently asked questions
- Your dentist will perform this procedure under local anesthetic.
- A small opening will be created to insert the soft tissue graft under your natural gum tissue. Our dentist will insert the donated tissue-not one from your body-into the required location. Once properly positioned, the dentist will suture the graft in place. Doing so prevents a second surgical site, and the gums are healed and returned to their ideal condition. You will experience little to no discomfort with this procedure.