A receding gum line is visually disruptive and may leave patients feeling embarrassed of their smile. Gum recession can also leave teeth susceptible to increasing sensitivity, and even lead to tooth loss. Often caused by advanced gum disease, gum recession should be addressed by an experienced periodontist. Receding gums are best treated in the earliest stages of development so that patients can avoid subsequent oral health consequences.
Healthy gums are an essential part of creating a stable and healthy oral foundation. Gums help to secure and protect tooth roots. Santa Monica, CA periodontist Dr. Fabrizio Dall’Olmo offers conservative and personalized treatment plans to restore gum health. Dr. Dall’Olmo is a Board Certified member of the American Academy of Periodontology. With over 20 years of experience, he offers thorough, effective and conservative periodontal treatment for a range of gum related concerns including receding gums.
Gum Grafting Surgery
Gum grafting surgery is used to repair and restore the gum line to a more natural level. The balance between the tooth to gum ratio can create a more aesthetic smile, while helping to protect the health and integrity of the teeth for a lasting smile.
Using sedation dentistry, patients will be made comfortable and prepared for treatment. Gum grafting is a surgical procedure that offers long term results. Gum grafting surgery requires the use of skin from the roof of the patient’s mouth or from a gum tissue donor. The extra gum tissue is surgically removed and then attached to the existing gum line. The tissue extends the gum line and is shaped to create a natural look.
Gum grafting can be used to treat gum recession and can help to prevent further deterioration of your oral health. Untreated, gum recession can lead to tooth loss and even bone loss. Early diagnosis and treatment of gum disease can prevent the development of gum recession. Bi-annual dental checkups can help allow Dr. Dall’Olmo catch the early signs of gum disease, including gum recession, and provide conservative treatment measures before complex concerns develop.
Schedule An Appointment
If you have concerns about the appearance or health of your gums, schedule an appointment with Dr. Dall’Olmo in our Santa Monica dentist office. We welcome new patients from many local communities including Venice, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and Brentwood. Contact us at (310) 736-1051 or request an appointment online.