Gum Grafting for Recessed Gums by Redwood City Family Dentistry

by / Thursday, 30 March 2017 / Published in Uncategorized

Do you suffer from Recessed Gums?

Have you recently been told by your dentist or periodontist that you need a gum graft?

This is necessary to protect your teeth from the ongoing damaging effects of gum recession.

To better educate you, gum recession is when the tissue that surrounds your teeth begins to pull away from the tooth, which then exposes more of your actual tooth’s root.

This is sure to cause damage to supporting bones, so it is crucial to get it fixed before it becomes more severe and causes more damage.

If you are like many, you do not even realize that your gums have receded, however over time the exposed tooth root may become sensitive when eating hot or cold food which can lead to excruciating pain and discomfort.

Redwood City Dentist Dr. Robert Savage offers advanced gum grafting to help patients with gum recession restore a healthy gum line.

When you visit Redwood City Dental, rest assured that you’re in good hands. Our expert staff will make note by measuring your gums each time you visit our office to assess early treatment of healthy gums and to avoid gum grafting where necessary.

The process involved in gum grafting requires that your dentist remove a small amount of the gum tissue from a more discrete area of the mouth (typically the roof of the mouth) and use it as a transplant on the problem affected area to aid in restoring its normal appearance.

The overall goal is to create a balanced look and halt the recession of gums completely.

Redwood City Dentist Dr. Robert savage has many years of experience improving the condition and health of gums.

Have you been to the dentist lately? Contact us today to book your next cleaning appointment so we can help you stay on top of your dental recommended needs and keep your smile beautiful!

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