4 Things To Know About Receding Gums Shared By L.A. Periodontists
• Receding gums don’t just happen to older people. Up to half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 65 will be affected by receding gums at some time in their lives.
• Common causes of receding gums include improper or too vigorous tooth brushing, gum disease or wearing braces. In fact, up to 10% of people who undergo orthodontia will develop gum recession due to the movement of the teeth during the orthodontic process.
• Receding gums are unattractive, can cause tooth sensitivity and if left untreated can lead to eventual tooth loss.
• Anyone who has undergone traditional gum grafting surgery in Los Angeles knows how invasive the procedure is. A section of tissue must be cut from the roof of the mouth and sewn into place under a flap made in the gums. Because of the common perception that gum grafting is a painful procedure that requires substantial recovery time many people avoid having treatment altogether, thereby risking their teeth and overall health.
Dr. Aalam & Dr. Krivitsky are now treating gum recession with a much less invasive procedure. The RejuvaGum Lift™ uses the healing powers of advanced platelet rich fibrin to regenerate receding gum tissue with no grafting of tissue from the palate. The RejuvaGum Lift™ is done by taking a small amount of the patient’s blood and processing it through a centrifuge to obtain platelet rich fibrin or PRF which forms into a clot-like substance. The PRF is placed into the gums through small incisions made at the receded areas to accelerate the natural healing process. PRF promotes regeneration of gum tissue and improves root coverage.
PRF has been used in dentistry for over ten years with great success. PRF treatments are also used widely in sports medicine as well as heart surgery, orthopedics, plastic surgery and dermatology. Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky are the first periodontists in the US to be trained in the Advanced PRF treatments for gum recession which are used in the RejuvaGum Lift™. Visit www.ImplantPerioCenter.com for more information or call the CENTER For Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy in Los Angeles at (310) 299-8329.