Gum recession is a common oral health condition wherein soft tissue of the gums begins to deteriorate. If left untreated, gum recession will expose sensitive tooth and root structures, and will eventually result in tooth and bone loss. In addition to being incredibly painful, loss of gum tissue limits the foods you can eat and makes for an unsightly appearance due to elongated, discolored teeth. At Boltchi Perio Implant Concepts in Arlington, TX, our team specializes in advanced technological approaches to gum grafting, which is a process that builds up gum tissue and reestablishes a healthy, natural gum line. Our periodontist Dr. Farhad E. Boltchi has over 25 years of experience in gum grafting procedures, and has the skill and technique to restore even the most advanced stages of gum recession.
It goes without saying that every patient has a distinct natural gum line. However, similar to a hairline, some patients are more naturally prone to gum line recession, even when good oral hygiene practices are maintained. (In fact, aggressive brushing and over-brushing are some of the leading causes of gum recession). Gum loss is also a common symptom of periodontal disease, wherein plaque buildup leads to bacterial infection that causes the soft tissue of the gums to deteriorate. Bone loss is also common with most forms of gum recession, and if left untreated, can lead to loose and/or missing teeth. If you are experiencing gum recession, it is imperative to start treatment early so as to eliminate the potential for serious oral health complications down the road.
There are a variety of soft tissue procedures that are designed to achieve a specific esthetic oral result. In order to achieve the results you’re looking for, however, it is imperative to speak with our trained periodontist, Dr. Farhad E. Boltchi, at our office location here in Arlington, TX. Dr. Boltchi has decades of experience in gum recession treatment, and possesses the skill and experience needed to identify the best treatment approach for each patient’s unique situation. At Boltchi Perio Implant Concepts, our goal is also to offer effective, minimally invasive gum treatments that will leave you with perfect teeth and a healthy, beautiful smile.
The general process of gum grafting is actually a relatively simple one that involves removing portions of soft tissue from one area of the mouth, and relocating them to other areas where gum line recession has exposed underlying root structures. In instances where there is not enough healthy soft tissue present to perform a grafting procedure, a tissue bank may be used instead. Post-graft healing is quick and efficient in most instances, and your new gum tissue will provide excellent support for sustained bone mass and healthy teeth.
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