Which type of dentist does a gum graft?

See a periodontist. Gum grafting is a procedure which periodontists have perfected it is a procedure they do all the time with very very good results. It's their specialty.
Several options. Any licensed dentist can perform a gum or gingival graft. However, the ones who most likely have the most experience with grafting are the periodontists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

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My dentist recommended I get alloderm gum graft. How successful is this $8k procedure?

Depends. It all depends on a proper diagnosis, the skill and the techniques of the periodontist. In the proper situation, with a skilled surgeon it can be successful.
WHOA. First of all it should not be $8k - time for a 2nd opinion. E-mail me dhschneid@gmail. Com and I will get you to a local periodontist. Depending on the type of allograft utilized and the location etc will determine the success rate.

Dentist says that there is little or no discomfort following a free gingival gum graft that he does. Very promising?

Gingival Graft. If he's a Periodontist who was recommended to you by someone you trust or is highly regarded in the dental community, then yes, it does sound promising. Let us know how it works out.
More or less. Problems with this procedure may include unaesthetic post-operative results, unpredictable root coverage and bleeding from the donor site. However, sometimes this is the only choice due to limitations of the existing gingiva. Take care.

Who should I see about a gum graft: a periodontist or cosmetic dentist?

Periodontist. A periodontist has more specialized training and experience with this. This is not to say that a general dentist cannot do as well particularly; however, in general, a periodontist would have a greater wealth of knowledge and experience.
Periodontist. This falls under the realm of periodontal surgery and most often performed by a periodontist who has had specialized training in this procedure.
Periodontist. Make sure, however, that the periodontist is working closely with your cosmetic dentist to make sure the final goal of treatment is understood before getting started.
Periodontist. A periodontist is properly trained to perform gum grafting surgery. A cosmetic dentist generally is skilled at making teeth structures look esthetic. The periodontist specializes in the bone and gums around the teeth. Definitely see a periodontist.
Both. While the periodontist is the best person to perform the procedure, your cosmetic dentist may have a keener eye for planning a specific outcome for your particular smile.
Periodontist. Periodontics is a specialty dealing with diagnosis and treatment of your gum. There is no such specialty called cosmetic dentistry. A dentist may diagnose and make a referral to the periodontist, but the treatment is best done with a periodontist.
Both are... Highly capable to give you the results you are looking for as long as both have experience doing the procedure. The periodontist in general will have more experience.
Periodontist. They are the "gum specialists" & they will likely provide the most sophisticated & best results. They have additional formal training for 2 years post dental school, as well as their day-to-day cases. Just as a family practitioner is capable of delivering a child, so is a dentist at being able to do a gum graft...However...If given the choice, I would choose an obstetrician every single time ;-).
Cosmetic dentistry. You will be in best hands with a periodontist with this one. A "cosmetic dentist" is just a term that a general dentist uses to advertise cosmetic services. Most all dentists say they are cosmetic dentist. Cosmetic dentistry is not a dental specialty. Periodontists are dental specialists that of gum surgery every single day. I am a dentist and I would go to a periodontist for this.
Either Can Work. A periodontist has more formal university training in surgical techniques of this kind. However, a general dentist or cosmetic dentist who has taken advanced training is also capable of doing this kind of work. What's more important than training is experience. Just because someone had training in the past doesn't mean they're proficient now. Confidence and experience count more. Ask about that.

Dentist on vacation. Few days ago had a gum graft due to recession. There are some drops of blood at the tooth site. Very unusual?

Gum graft. It could be the graft moved which caused it to bleed, hard to say without looking at it. Definitely dont eat or touch the area until a dentist looks at it. Also keep it clean w warm salt water or presc rinse.
Probably OK. If you are concerned, see the Dentist that's covering for whoever did the graft.

How bad does a gum graft hurt? The way my dentist described it sounded painful. And the way people post about it online sounds even worse. My insurance will only cover local anesthetic. I'm really worried it will hurt..

Every. Every patient is different. The procedure is painless after you get numb. The after affects when the local wears off will require pain medication. Please weigh forgoing the procedure versus posssibly losing the tooth in the future.
Once. Once you have had local anesthesia the gingival grafting should be painless. After the anestheisia has worn off you will need strong analgesics to prevent soreness. If the prescribed medications are taken regularly most patients do not experience any major discomfort.
The. The magic of lidocaine...You will be numb! Bring your i-pod loaded with your favourite music, pre-medicate with some pain medicine and breath your way into healthy long lasting gums! Do not let your fear stand in the way of an amazing smile. Good luck.

Dentist needed to redo my 4 teeth gum graft. It hurt so much after I went home. I will not tell him at next appointment how I felt for one week. Smart?

Painful gum grafts. Smart? . Perhaps no. Your DDS is very concern for the success of the procedure. Have them check it out. They may has something to make it feel better. They will want to know.
No. The doctor patient relationship needs to have open and honest communication in order to provide and receive the optimal care. If the procedure was more uncomfortable than anticipated, you should relay that to your dentist. If you have other procedures to be performed, your dentist may possibly have other options available for you to make the procedure more comfortable.
I think not. Your dentist needs to know these things so that s/he can manage your care. They won't take it personally. It's not their fault you were in pain. It was the procedure in combination with your personal pain tolerance.