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Gum Grafting

Laser Periodontics

Gum Grafting

After the gum therapy, a gum graft may be necessary to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession, or you may choose to have one to improve the appearance of your smile “gummy smile”.

Gum recession is a common dental problem; it affects 4% to 12% of adults and often goes unnoticed until it becomes more severe.

Many people don’t even notice that their gums have receded, because it is a gradual process. However, over time, an exposed tooth root can not only look ugly, but can cause tooth sensitivity, especially when eating cold or hot foods. Eventually, gum recession, if not treated, can cause tooth loss. To repair the damage and prevent further dental problems, a gum tissue graft may be needed.

Causes of Gum Recession

Periodontal (gum) disease is a common cause of gum recession. Other reasons for gum recession include an aggressive or improper brushing technique, the extreme force put on your teeth from grinding or clenching and occasionally the unusual forces brought on by misaligned teeth.

Benefits of Gum Grafts

In addition to stopping the process of gum recession and bone loss, gum grafts can reduce tooth sensitivity (especially to hot and cold foods) and protect the roots of your teeth from root decay. Gum grafts also result in a more even gumline, giving you the benefit of smiling and speaking without self-consciousness over the appearance of your teeth.

Gummy Smile Laser Treatment

Some people feel self-conscious about smiling because they believe their gums are too prominent. If your teeth appear too short in relation to your gums, it could be that they are being covered up by too much gum tissue. This problem can be solved with a periodontal laser plastic surgery technique called “crown lengthening,” which involves removing and reshaping the excess tissue to expose the full length of teeth by the touch of a laser beam.

One of the major benefits of gum laser treatment is that it makes your teeth appear longer while eliminating the appearance of excessive gum tissue when you smile. It also helps make your smile look more symmetrical.

Laser gum reshaping is a relatively simple and quick procedure that requires only a local anesthetic because it is minimally invasive. You will not feel any severe discomfort and the entire process usually takes less than an hour in most cases.

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Dr. Anastasios Mamalis Periodontotist – Dental Surgeon BSS DDS MBA MSC PH

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