Dr. Kashfian, expert dentist in Beverly Hills and Chatsworth, can perform gum grafts in order to protect teeth from the negative effects of gingival recession. This procedure can also serve as a cosmetic enhancement for compromised smiles.
Gum recession occurs when surrounding gum tissue retracts from teeth, changing the tooth to root ratio of a smile. This condition can also lead to damage of supporting bone, causing tooth loss. Gum recession is often associated with severe periodontal disease that has been left untreated.
Recession of gum tissue occurs gradually over time. Many patients are unaware of the symptoms associated with gingival recession until it has become progressively worse. Not only are exposed tooth roots unattractive, this condition can also lead to extreme tooth sensitivity. When gum recession is left untreated, tooth loss can occur. In order to help repair damaged tissue, gum tissue grafts may be necessary.
The types of gum tissue graft performed by Dr. Kashfian, Beverly Hills gum grafts dentist, and Chatsworth gum grafts dentist, depend on specific needs of patients. When performing this procedure, gum tissue may be harvested from the roof of mouths or tissue collected from a donor.
Gum tissue grafting is a relatively routine procedure where patients are able to return home following surgery. Postoperative care will be provided for patients to ensure that the surgical site properly heals. A special mouth rinse will be prescribed in order to contain the level of bacteria and plaque during the healing process.
Contact Dr. Kashfian to learn more about this treatments and other treatment options available.