Soft Tissue Graft Procedures in Beverly Hills

What is Soft Tissue Grafting?

Soft tissue grafting is a dental surgery that reconstructs receding gumlines and covers tooth roots. During a gum graft procedure, we attach healthy tissue from another part of the mouth to the exposed tooth root, providing prolonged protection against bacterial infection and restoring your beautiful smile. 

With years of experience performing tissue graft surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Rashti can help you determine if this procedure is right for you.

Types of Soft Tissue Grafting

We offer several types of dental tissue grafts: 

  • Connective tissue graft. This is the most common type of graft used to remedy extensive tooth root exposure. We will take a small flap of tissue from within your mouth and attach it to the grafting site to cover the root.
  • Free gingival graft. Dr. Rashti may use a free gingival graft to thicken existing tissue during your surgery. She will take a small piece of tissue from the roof of your mouth and stitch it to the grafting site.
  • Pedicle graft. To apply this type of graft, Dr. Rashti will take a flap of healthy tissue from the gum neighboring the affected site and move it sideways so that the two areas effectively share the tissue. 

The right choice for you will depend on your gum condition and specific periodontal goals. During your consultation, Dr. Rashti will explain the different benefits of each graft type to ensure you understand your options. 

When Should I Schedule Gum Recession
Treatment Near Me?

You may be a good candidate for a soft tissue graft procedure if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Receding gum line
  • Exposed tooth root
  • Gum inflammation/redness
  • Bleeding gums
  • Hot/cold sensitivity

Dr. Rashti always treats underlying issues before proceeding with cosmetic procedures, and will likely recommend a deep cleaning before your soft tissue grafting. Dental work at our practice is centered on a holistic approach, and Dr. Rashti will assess your oral health to determine the best path forward. 

Benefits of Soft Tissue Grafting

A receding gumline causes both cosmetic and hygienic problems. Below are some benefits of this treatment:

Better periodontal wellness

Exposed tooth roots make it easier for bacteria to penetrate below the gumline, worsening gum disease. Advanced periodontal disease can even lead to bone and tooth loss, which requires more intensive procedures. A soft tissue gum graft can protect your gums and teeth from further damage and promote healing of affected areas.

Increased heat/cold tolerance

When the root of a tooth is exposed, eating hot or cold foods can be painful. Covering exposed roots with a dental soft tissue graft protects the sensitive roots, enabling you to eat hot and cold items comfortably

Improved appearance

When your gum lines have receded significantly, it can result in an overly “toothy” smile and an uneven gum line. Following a soft tissue graft procedure, patients enjoy a more balanced gum-to-tooth ratio for a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing smile.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Our goal is to prioritize your comfort and ease any potential concerns. As a long-time periodontist in Beverly Hills, Dr. Rashti has years of experience caring for phobic patients and understands that knowing what to expect can ease your concerns and make you more comfortable with treatment. She will be sure to walk you through the steps of your procedure in advance, so you can go into treatment feeling calm and confident.

  • Before surgery, we will perform a deep cleaning to remove tartar and plaque buildup above and beneath the gum line. This sets the stage for great results following the procedure and long-term oral hygiene. Depending on the severity of your condition, we will use either local or general anesthesia. 
  • Next, Dr. Rashti will create two incisions necessary for attaching the tissue graft. 
  • After adding the graft, Dr. Rashti might apply what are known as “growth factors,” along with proteins that encourage tissue regeneration and healing. 
  • As a final step, Dr. Rashti will suture the treated area and add a protective material. 

Some soreness in the treated area is normal following surgery. You may be prescribed painkillers to treat the discomfort. You should avoid hot liquids and touching the treated area (i.e., no brushing or flossing) on the day of surgery and stick to soft foods for a few days afterward.

Meet Dr. Rashti

Dr. Rashti is an experienced and compassionate Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist who focuses on overall oral wellness as the path to a bright and beautiful smile. Recognizing the link between periodontal disease and systemic disease, Dr. Rashti is passionate about educating patients on the importance of preventative and restorative dental care. 

Dr. Rashti’s treatment plan will always prioritize function while also helping you achieve your cosmetic goals. When you work with us, Dr. Rashti will be your sole practitioner from start to finish. We’re devoted to giving Los Angeles residents beautiful, healthy smiles. 

Ready to learn more about soft tissue graft procedures in Los Angeles?

What Our Patients Say

Hundreds of clients in Beverly Hills and surrounding Los Angeles neighborhoods have trusted us with their smiles for years. Here’s what some of them have to say about their experience with Dr. Rashti. 

REMMY N.
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Perfect dentist! She’s very nice and friendly, respectful to everyone. She’s not your regular dentist, she’s meant to change people’s lives in terms of confidence because she will give you the best smile ever! I will choose her over and over. Thank you so much doctor, I will forever be grateful. You deserve all of the 5 stars and more!
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Let me start by saying that I am not a fan of the dentist, but coming to see this doctor was a whole different story. She is very gentle with her work and knowledgeable about her specialty. She explained everything detail by detail allowing all questions to be asked. I can surely say I look forward to my following treatment with her.
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Every time I go to this dental office for my cleaning and check-up, I feel like I’m visiting family. I am always welcomed with a smile and called by my name. I never have to wait long before I am greeted by the BEST hygienist. She provides the most gentle and professional service and I never leave without becoming more educated in the care of my teeth. Many people hate going to the dentist, but I don’t, because for me it’s like visiting family. The doctor treats everyone with a lot of care and respect.
KSENIYA G.
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I had my cleaning done the first time and I was interested in getting porcelain veneers, so I had a consultation about that and I decided to start with my front teeth and then see if I wanted to do a full mouth. After prepping my teeth it took less than a week for them to be delivered and so far I’m loving the progress, my smile changed dramatically. The doctor is very detail-oriented and professional. Overall I have been impressed with the care I have received and I can’t wait to see the end result!
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