Gum Grafting

Among the causes of gum recession are:

  • Overzealous tooth brushing
  • Use of hard toothbrush
  • Thin anatomy
  • Acids (e.g. sodas, gastric reflux)
  • Orthodontic movement
  • High muscle pull
  • Fillings that are close to the gum
  • Oral piercings
  • Periodontal disease
  • Crooked teeth

Receded gums may expose the root of a tooth and cause:

  • Hypersensitivity to air, the cold or other stimuli
  • Cosmetic concerns
  • Progression of recession and even tooth loss
  • Tooth decay

Soft tissue grafting can be performed to cover roots and restore your beautiful smile.

Periodontal disease is loss of bone and gum support around the teeth caused by bacteria. The disease can cause bad breath, tooth shifting, bleeding gums and even tooth loss. Sometimes, the severity of your condition will require specialty care. Your dentist may refer you to us. Whenever possible, it is our goal to strengthen your jawbone and gums without surgery. We provide for you the most conservative and up-to-date treatments to arrest the disease process and regenerate missing bone and gums. These treatments include:

  • Deep cleaning (“scaling and root planing”)
  • Local or systemic antibiotic therapy
  • Bone regeneration
  • Pocket elimination procedures

We welcome you to call Fairfield County Implants and Periodontics, LLC today at 203-254-2006 to schedule an appointment with our dentists, Drs. Michael Sonick, Rui Ma or Stephanie Koo, and learn more about how gum grafting in Fairfield, Connecticut, can benefit you.

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