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Gum Recession: When Your Gums Wear Away

Gum recession is a condition where the gum tissue around the teeth wears away or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth or its root. This can happen because of periodontal disease, aggressive brushing, poor oral hygiene, or other factors. Left untreated, it can lead to extreme sensitivity, dental decay, and other health issues. Dr. Roya Mirkhan can evaluate the extent of gum recession and provide effective treatment options to restore your oral health.

What Is Gum Grafting?

Gum grafting is a procedure that treats gum recession by restoring the gum line and protecting tooth roots. This treatment involves taking tissue, usually from the roof of the mouth, and grafting it onto the affected areas. The procedure improves the aesthetics of your smile and enhances oral health by reducing sensitivity and preventing further gum recession. In addition to the standard surgical gum grafting, Dr. Mirkhan also specializes in non-surgical gum grafting, which eliminates the need for surgeries and extended recovery periods.

Gum Grafting Treats:

  • Gum recession
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Aesthetic concerns with the gum line
  • Periodontal disease-related damage

Your Gum Grafting Options

Surgical Gum Grafting

Surgical gum grafting is a procedure where tissue, usually taken from the roof of the mouth, is grafted onto the affected gum areas. This effectively treats severe gum recession, restores the gum line, and protects exposed tooth roots. Dr. Mirkhan utilizes advanced surgical techniques to ensure optimal results and a smooth recovery for her patients.

Non-Surgical Gum Grafting

Non-surgical gum grafting is an alternative for patients seeking less invasive options. This approach can effectively address various degrees of gum recession and provides a less invasive solution with minimal discomfort. If you’re interested in non-surgical gum grafting, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Mirkhan to discuss the best treatment plan for you.

Benefits of Gum Grafting:

  • Restores gum line and covers exposed roots
  • Reduces tooth sensitivity
  • Enhances the aesthetic appearance of the smile
  • Prevents further gum recession
  • Protects against tooth decay and root damage
  • Improves overall oral health
  • Increases comfort while eating and speaking
  • Promotes healthier, more robust gum tissue
  • May improve the long-term stability of teeth

Recovery & Aftercare

After gum grafting, you might experience mild swelling and discomfort, which typically subsides within a few days. Proper aftercare, including gentle oral hygiene and following Dr. Mirkhan’s instructions, is crucial for a smooth recovery.

Results from the procedure are long-lasting, and you will eventually notice considerable improvements in your oral health and the appearance of your gums. You must attend regular follow-ups to ensure optimal healing.

Why Choose Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center?

Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center is dedicated to providing top-tier dental care, specializing in gum grafting and other advanced treatments. Led by Dr. Roya Mirkhan, a Scripps-affiliated dentist with over 20 years of experience and recognized as one of “America’s Top Dentists,” we offer cutting-edge treatments that help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your surgical or non-surgical gum grafting options with Dr. Mirkhan today.

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