GRUM GRAFTING SURGERY ALTERNATIVES
If your gums are receding, you may be concerned about the appearance, but when gums begin to pull away from the teeth, it can put the teeth at risk of serious damage and infection, not to mention pain. Fortunately, an innovative new treatment is available as a gum grafting alternative known as RejuvaGum Lift ™. This quick and cost-effective procedure can regenerate your gums and give you the strong, healthy smile you need.
Choosing an expert periodontist is crucial to ensuring the success of your gum rejuvenation treatment. If you are considering a RejuvaGum Lift, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Aalam or Dr. Krivitsky at the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy in Los Angeles for a consultation today.
What is a periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease begins in its earliest stage as gingivitis, or inflammation of the gingival tissue, also known as the gum tissue. Healthy gum tissue is light pink in color, fits tightly around each tooth without any gaps, does not cover the teeth in excess, also known as a gummy smile, and is not receding your gums. When the gum tissue becomes inflamed, you may experience bleeding, increased sensitivity and pain when brushing and flossing. Changes in the color, placement and sensitivity of your gums could indicate an underlying health issue, which is why seeing a periodontist in Los Angeles is so important.
Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria that affects the gum, causes inflammation and spreads into the gums and beyond the gum line potentially causing damage to the tooth roots and bones. Plaque is a soft, sticky, bacteria-laden substance that builds up around the teeth, and can spread into the gums and cause gum disease and tooth decay if you don’t maintain a proper oral hygiene routine that includes brushing and flossing regularly. This bacteria can cause inflammation of the gums, and over time spread beyond the gum line affecting the underlying bone. As the bacteria spreads, healthy gum tissue will begin to deteriorate, the gum can line can recede to expose the tooth roots, and can cause the gum tissue to pull away from the tooth creating pockets between the teeth and gums, and additional space for bacteria to build up. If left untreated, periodontal disease can progress to extreme forms of periodontitis which could eventually cause bone and tooth loss.
What is Gum Recession
Gum recession is the process where healthy gum tissue deteriorates, or pulls away from the tooth, exposing the tooth roots and causing the teeth to appear longer than normal, affecting one’s smile. Gum recession can be caused by several factors including aggressive teeth brushing that can wear away the gums, genetics, and trauma to the teeth and mouth. However, it is most typically caused by untreated periodontal disease. If you experience any form of periodontal disease, one of the most common causes of gum recession, it is imperative that you see a Los Angeles periodontist who is an expert in gum health and periodontal disease, so they can properly diagnose you and create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
When the gums recede and tooth roots become exposed, patient’s can become sensitive to hot and cold because the tooth roots lack the enamel that protects the rest of the teeth, oral health becomes compromised as the tooth root is now at risk for decay, and many patients feel self-conscious about their smile.
When the gum tissue recedes and the gum line deteriorates, patients have several options for treating gum recession in Los Angeles. Commonly, patients will undergo a gum graft. A connective tissue graft, which is the most common gum graft performed, removes a piece of tissue from the roof of the mouth, which is then grafted above the receding area to cover the exposed tooth roots and restore the lost tissue. This conventional way of treating gum recession is not ideal for many patients who prefer less invasive techniques, with shorter recovery times. Often, these patients seek gum graft alternatives.
Thanks to advanced technology, patients can now opt for gum graft alternatives that are minimally invasive, graftless treatments for recession. The revolutionary Rejuvagum Lift procedure treats gum recession and restores lost tissue utilizing platelet-rich fibers that are derived from a patient’s own blood. This innovative treatment shortens healing times, decreases discomfort during recovery, and substantially improves the patient’s overall experience.
Grum Grafting Surgery Alternatives
Unlike traditional receding gums surgery, which requires removing a portion of the roof of the mouth and attaching it to the receded gum area – there are gum graft alternatives. Our center has actually created a new alternative like this for gum grafts which we call RejuvaGum Lift ™ . It involves drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood to create platelet-rich fibrin and inserting it into the gums where the recession has occurred. The patient’s blood is put into a centrifuge in order to separate the platelets and white blood cells from the red blood cells, which are essential for regenerating tissue. The platelet-rich fibrin promotes safe, natural healing. The results of the RejuvaGum Lift ™ can be seen in a shorter amount of time than in gum grafting procedures. Gum tissue graft alternatives like this are a great way for people to take care of their receding gums with less of the hassle.
Contact Expert Los Angeles Periodontists today!
If you have receding gums, do not wait to schedule a consultation with the board-certified periodontists Dr. Alexandre-Amir Aalam and Dr. Alina Krivitsky at the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy. Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitisky are the first in the US to have trained and performed the RejuvaGum Lift ™. Contact us today – a healthy, confident smile is only a phone call away!
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