What is Gum Grafting?
Gum grafting is often done to replace missing gum tissue (think long looking teeth with roots showing) lost due to gum disease, aggressive brushing, and/or heavy grinding. Often times with recession and missing gum tissue, your teeth may be very sensitive to hot and cold and look quite ugly and unattractive. When you smile and see your gums, there’s two types of gum tissue: keratinized and non-keratinized. Think of them as tough beef jerky gums and weak Kleenex-like gum tissue. When someone has recession and the roots of your teeth are exposed and therefore sensitive to hot and cold, the tough beef jerky-like gums have been worn away and are gone. Untreated gum recession will ultimately lead to more discomfort and eventual loss of teeth. By having a board certified gum specialist at Circle C Dental, we can restore your gums to health.
Dr. Chad Orlich (Gum Specialist)
Dr. Chad Orlich (our board certified periodontist aka a gum specialist) can perform varying types of gum grafting to restore the lost gum tissue and make your teeth feel and look better. With Dr. Chad Orich here, you will not need the hassle of visiting another office and setting up more appointments. In addition, Dr. Orlich can also perform additional procedures like dental implant placement.
Contact us today or call us at 512-301-2483 to schedule your consult for gum grafting!