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Saving Your Smile: The Benefits of Gum Grafting

Gum recession is a common oral health condition wherein soft tissue of the gums begins to deteriorate. If left untreated, gum recession will expose sensitive tooth and root structures, and will eventually result in tooth and bone loss. In addition to being incredibly painful, loss of gum tissue limits the foods you can eat and makes for an unsightly appearance due to elongated, discolored teeth. At Tri-Cities Periodontics & Implants in Kennewick, WA, our team specializes in advanced technological approaches to gum grafting, which is a process that builds up gum tissue and reestablishes a healthy, natural gum line. Our periodontist Dr. Abdullah Alkanan has years of experience in gum grafting procedures and has the skill and technique to restore even the most advanced stages of gum recession.

Signs It's Time For Gum Grafting

It goes without saying that each and every patient has a distinct natural gum line. However, similar to a hairline, some patients are more naturally prone to gum line recession – even when good oral hygiene practices are maintained. (In fact, aggressive brushing and over-brushing are some of the leading causes of gum recession). Gum loss is also a common symptom of periodontal disease, wherein plaque buildup leads to bacterial infection that causes the soft tissue of the gums to deteriorate. Bone loss is also common with most forms of gum recession, and if left untreated, can lead to loose and/or missing teeth. If you are experiencing gum recession, it is imperative to start treatment early to eliminate the potential for serious oral health complications down the road.    

Simple Steps to a Beautifully Defined Smile

There are a variety of soft tissue procedures that are designed to achieve a specific aesthetic oral result. In order to achieve the exact results, you’re looking for, however, it is imperative to speak with our trained periodontist, Dr. Abdullah Alkanan, at our office location here in Kennewick, WA. Dr. Alkanan has decades of experience in gum recession treatment, and possesses the skill and experience needed to identify the best treatment approach for each patient’s unique situation. At Tri-Cities Periodontics & Implants, our goal is also to offer effective, minimally invasive gum treatments that will leave you with perfect teeth and a healthy, beautiful smile.

The general process of gum recession treatment with gum grafting procedures is a relatively simple one. It involves removing portions of soft tissue from one area of the mouth and relocating them to other areas where gum line recession has exposed underlying root structures. In instances where there is not enough healthy soft tissue present to perform a grafting procedure, a tissue bank may be used instead. Post-graft healing is quick and efficient in most instances, and your new gum tissue will provide excellent support for sustained bone mass and healthy teeth.

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Long-Term Benefits of Gum Graft Surgery

A Permanent Solution To Receding Gums.

Call Tri-Cities Periodontics & Implants today to learn more!