Gum Grafting in Murrieta, CA
A gum graft protects your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession and can improve the appearance of your smile. To learn more about gum graft procedures or to schedule an appointment with our dentist for gum grafting in Murrieta, CA, call StarWhite Dental today.
What Causes Gum Recession?
Gum recession is when the tissue surrounding the teeth pulls away from a tooth, exposing more of the tooth or the tooth’s root. This can cause damage to supporting bone. Gum recession is a common dental problem; it affects 4% to 12% of adults and often goes unnoticed until it becomes more severe.
With proper oral hygiene at home and regularly scheduled dental visits for cleaning and examination, many patients will never have to deal with gum recession. However, several factors could contribute to this condition, some of them beyond your control, including:
- Aging/wear and tear
- Misaligned teeth
- Gum thickness (or thinness)
- Teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Overbrushing or improper brushing, or use of hard bristles
- Overly aggressive flossing
- Poor oral hygiene
- Inflamed gums
- Gum disease
Even with a lifetime of proper oral care, you could begin to see gum recession from wear and tear or even simple genetics that you have no control over. Many people don’t even notice that their gums have receded because it is gradual. However, over time, an exposed tooth root can not only look unsightly but can cause tooth sensitivity, especially when eating cold or hot foods. Eventually, gum recession, if not treated, can cause tooth loss. A gum tissue graft may be needed to repair the damage and prevent further dental problems.
With an effective gum grafting from Dr. Hendry and the professional team at StarWhite Dental, you have the best chance to reverse the damage and restore your oral health and an attractive smile.
Dr. Hendry is a Periodontist, a dentist who specializes in gums. Dr. Hendry has completed thousands of gum grafts and is a sought-after lecturer and thought leader on the subject. Due to advances in technology and technique, Gum Grafting is now more effective, less invasive, and less painful than ever.
Gum Grafting Procedures in Murrieta, CA
Periodontics specialist Dr. Hendry and the talented team at StarWhite Dental are pleased to offer a variety of gum grafting procedures to suit every patient’s needs. Dr. Hendry will cater to a treatment plan that fits each patient’s needs. Dr. Hendry takes pride in using the most minimally invasive, painless, and effective techniques. Dr. Hendry is sought after for Gum Grafts from patients all over the country. He is also a sought-after lecturer and has trained many other Dentists and Periodontists.
- Traditional Gum Grafts
Traditionally, gum grafting procedures include harvesting your tissue from the roof of the mouth or another portion of the gum line to restore areas of gum recession. In some cases, donated tissue may be used instead. The harvested tissue is positioned over exposed tooth roots and then attached to existing gum tissue to create an attractive and complete gum line. Traditional procedures do require incisions and suturing and may therefore entail a longer recovery period than less invasive techniques.
- Microsurgical Techniques
This advanced gum grafting technique is similar to traditional methods in that tissue must still be harvested for the gum line restoration. Still, smaller instruments with illuminated microscopes are used to make smaller incisions and minimize discomfort and recovery time. Patients can often return to normal activities within just a few days. Over-the-counter pain medication is often all needed to combat discomfort following the procedure.
- The Pinhole Surgical Technique
After a thorough examination, our dental professionals will determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for the Pinhole Surgical Technique, an advanced gum recession treatment option that requires no scalpels or sutures to complete. This procedure, pioneered by Dr. Chao, requires only tiny pinholes to puncture the gum tissue so that it can be shifted to cover exposed roots.
Once the tissue has been repositioned, collagen strips or gum grafting material can be added to stabilize the gum line and speed healing. Because no incisions or sutures are needed, the recovery time for this procedure is minimal, with many patients returning to normal activities within 24 hours. There is also less discomfort with this fast and effective treatment.
Not everyone is a good candidate for the pinhole procedure, but every patient has a gum recession treatment. After consultation with Dr. Hendry and the expert dental team at StarWhite Dental, you’ll discover the treatment options that best suit your particular needs.
Contact Our Dentist For Gum Grafting in Murrieta!
When you need gum grafting in Murrieta, our Dr. Hendry and the trained dental professionals at StarWhite Dental offer the most effective treatment options, Dr. Hendry is not only experienced in performing minimally-invasive gum recession treatments, but he is a renowned expert in the field, delivering lectures and training courses for other dental professionals.
Suppose receding gums are causing you to suffer tooth sensitivity and other oral health issues, and you’ve lost the confidence to smile. In that case, it’s time to contact Dr. Hendry and the caring team at StarWhite Dental at 951-698-4426 or online to schedule an appointment and learn more about treatment options.
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