If you are the victim of receding gums or you don’t like the appearance of your gums, our dentist may recommend soft tissue grafting. Receding gums happen often, but the process is gradual. You may not even notice it is happening until one day when you look in the mirror and notice that much more of your tooth is revealed. It can lead to uncomfortable sensitivity, especially if the roots of your tooth are exposed.
Your gums help to anchor your teeth. If you do not address receding gums, major dental problems could be in store for you. The best thing you can do is to have soft tissue grafting performed. You can experience the best results when PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is combined with your grafting procedure.
What is Involved in Soft Tissue Grafting in Your Mouth?
When our dentist recommends soft tissue grafting, he will need to find a source for soft tissue. Underlying tissue is removed and can be grafted to the area of your gums where your teeth are exposed. Other options include using a tissue bank or using your existing gums and pulling them up to meet your affected teeth. PRP can be used to enhance the results of your procedure.
Understanding PRP and How It Can Benefit You During Soft Tissue Grafting
PRP is plasma that has been enriched with a much higher content of platelets. Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood. It naturally contains platelets, along with white blood cells and red blood cells. Platelets help your body when it comes to clotting.
They also contain proteins that help your body to heal. These proteins are also known as growth factors. When your soft tissue grafting is combined with PRP, you can stimulate growth of healthy tissue around your transplant and have a faster rate of recovery.
How is PRP Developed?
PRP comes from your own body. The first step is to have blood samples drawn by our doctor. The platelets are separated from the rest of your blood and a centrifuge is used to increase the concentration of your platelets. Your PRP is added to your blood that has already been drawn and used during your soft tissue grafting procedure. When PRP is injected into targeted areas during your dental procedure, it can promote growth and healing.
Ask How PRP Can Help You During Soft Tissue Grafting Dental Procedures
When you are about to undertake any surgical procedure, you want optimal results. PRP can help you to have a successful soft tissue grafting procedure. During your consultation at the dental practice of Dr. Samuel F. Jirik, ask about the benefits of PRP to make your dental procedure go more smoothly.
A rapid recovery and the healthy development of tissue, triggered by your body’s natural responses, can help you to have the best possible results. Our office is located in Cabot, and we also serve the Little Rock and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.