Guided Gum Grafting
Modern Solutions To Gum Recession
Do you have teeth that are extremely sensitive, with root showing or gums receding? There are new solutions to this old problem. Now, periodontists are able to predictably cover gum recession without having to use tissue from the roof of your mouth. What this means to you is a less painful procedure with all of the predictability of conventional treatment.
Treatment For Gum Recession
Gingival recession can be the result of many different processes. It occurs when the gum pulls away from the tooth, resulting in root exposure. Recession can occur in individuals of all ages and can lead to root cavities, sensitivity, an unattractive smile and above all, TOOTH LOSS.
“Having gone to another periodontist in Auburn, I was prepared for the worst but found the BEST. Best office staff and best dentist ever. Everyone is so kind and gentle and cheerful. I had an Alloderm gum graft and it was basically pain free. My husband watched me go through the process with a smile (VERY unusual for me) and decided he wanted to go to Dr. Arora also. I highly recommend him.”
- Vicki M.
Traditional vs. Modern Techniques
The traditional methods of gum grafting will involve harvesting the patient's own tissue from the roof of the mouth and transplanting that in the treatment areas. This method provides excellent functional support for patients with thin gums and are in need of "thickening" the gum tissue around the affected teeth. This method of correction often results in an excellent aesthetic result.
At our office we use the most up-to-date techniques for soft tissue grafting procedures such as ALLODERM Tunneling Technique and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
ALLODERM Tunneling Treatment is performed to cover single or multiple teeth using high-powered magnification, extra fine sutures, which are nearly invisible without the need to harvest your tissue from the roof of the mouth. It is designed to reduce patient discomfort by not using tissue transplanted from the roof of your mouth but instead with a donor tissue called ALLODERM.
It is important to know that there are many good treatment options available, however, the ideal one depends on the situation. Whatever is the right option for you, feel confident knowing that we have the expertise with all types of gum procedures, and will take the time to thoroughly go through the benefits of the option that is best for you.