Gum Graft (Gum Lifting) in Palo Alto
For Treatment of Single or Multiple Gingival Recessions
A gum graft (gum lifting) is a periodontal procedure performed by Dr. Kazemi to regenerate the gum line using the patient’s own gum or artificial gum. Dr. Kazemi performs minimally invasive gum graft techniques which significantly improves success rate of treatment and ensures minimal pain and discomfort after the procedure.
A gum graft is used to treat a receding gum line, thin gums or unattached gums causing root exposure and sensitivity or esthetic concerns. It is also used to prevent gum recession for those who are at high risk of this condition and regenerates the gum line to prevent further deterioration.
The main goal for gum grafting / gum lifting procedures is to prevent further gum recession and to improve quality and thickness of the gum line resulting in long term stability of one’s teeth. In cases of untreated gum recessions even with good oral hygiene, recession would continue to progress which eventually could result in plaque accumulation, root cavity, gum and bone deterioration.
Common Causes of Gum Recession
There are a number of factors that can cause gum recession, but some causes are more common than others. Here are some of the top causes:
- Aggressive / Improper brushing
- Thin gum lines (genetic factors)
- Orthodontic treatment
- Hardened plaque buildup (tartar) /gum disease
Whatever the cause might be, Dr. Kazemi can help! The process begins with a consultation session with her so a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth and gum would take place. In cases of moderate or severe gum recession with existing contributing factors, different treatment options would be discussed in detail on how to move forward with fixing the issues. In cases of minor recessions without the presence of contributing factors, recommendations would be made on what you can do at home then yearly monitoring would take place to evaluate rate of progress.
Call our Palo Alto dentist office at (650) 321-3220 or send an email to DrHakim@ExtraordinarySmile.com and let’s discuss your options.
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