Gum Grafting - Alexandria & Falls Church, VA
Proven Gum Recession Care from Skilled Periodontists
How Gum Recession Affects Your Oral Health
Gum recession is a periodontal problem common among Falls Church and Alexandria, VA, patients. Often, it’s the result of gum disease, genetics/anatomy, tooth position, and may be affected by parafunctional habits like teeth grinding. When gum tissues recede, they pull away from the gums and slowly shrink down the length of the tooth. This process exposes the delicate root surfaces, leaving these areas unprotected and changing your smile’s appearance. Gum recession increases your risk of root decay, damage and tooth loss, and is the leading cause of tooth sensitivity. Our doctors routinely treat gum recession with proven gum grafting techniques, which return the gum line to a healthier position on the teeth. Treating gum recession and identifying its causes provides much needed relief while returning comfort and health to your smile.
Connective Tissue Graft
Why Seek Specialized Care for Gum Recession?
As highly experienced periodontists and Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology, Drs. Gouldin, Carlos and Gohel have expert technique in treating gum recession through tried-and-true gum grafting procedures and the minimally invasive Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. A personalized consultation with our specialists can determine whether gum grafting or the Pinhole Surgical Technique is the best option for your gum recession needs. Drs. Gouldin, Carlos and Gohel routinely educate patients on the causes of gum recession, and guide patients on how to minimize the risk of future problems. Gum grafting techniques are a proven method for reversing the effects of gum recession and a routine procedure performed by our skilled periodontists.
Restore Health and Esthetics
The subepithelial connective tissue graft is the most common type of gum grafting procedure. However, our periodontal specialists are experts in all forms of gum grafting techniques. To perform gum grafting, we harvest healthy tissue samples from your own mouth or other safe, biocompatible source. This tissue is sutured to existing areas to cover exposed root surfaces and raise or lower the gum line to a proper level. Over time, grafted tissue integrates into the gum line, creating an attractive, healthy smile.