The Trusted Gum Grafting Solution
Gum recession is an oral concern that occurs when your gums begin to pull away from your teeth, exposing the sensitive tooth roots. When not protected by the gums, your tooth roots are more susceptible to damage or decay, and can become loose or even fall out. We offer effective gum grafting treatments for receding gums as a time-tested method to saving your teeth. With gum grafting, we can restore the aesthetic appearance of your smile and protect your teeth from damage.
Common Symptoms of Receding Gums
- Teeth appear longer
- Sensitivity to hot or cold beverages
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Small spaces between teeth
- Discoloration of teeth near the gum line
The Grafting Procedure
Gum grafting is the proven method of treating receding gums by effectively covering and fusing a graft material to the gum line. We can take a graft of tissue from your palate or a donor source and suture it to your existing gums in the area where recession is occurring. This graft will protect and cover the tooth roots and even out your gum line. After a healing period, the graft will blend seamlessly into your natural gums, restoring the appearance of your smile and holding your teeth firmly in place.
Choose Advanced, Specialty Care
Patient comfort and satisfaction is our top priority at Winnetka Dental Care, so we offer state-of-the-art techniques to enhance the healing process. By utilizing guided tissue regeneration (GTR) and plasma rich growth factors (PRGF), we can promote healing through enhanced cell stimulation. These techniques shorten the healing timeframe and create a more natural end result. Dr. Ardeshir “Eddy” Raghian is a board-certified periodontist who specializes in treatment of the gums and the supporting structures of teeth. Dr. Raghian uses his expertise and advanced techniques to ensure your graft procedure is effective and long-lasting.