- February 12, 2014
There are a number of reasons that a patient my experience severe gum recession, including periodontal disease, aggressive tooth-brushing and the natural process of aging. Because the gums provide necessary support for all of the teeth in your mouth, treating receding gums is vital to maintaining good oral health. At Lanap & Implant Center of Pennsylvania in Williamsport and Collegeville, PA, Dr. David DiGiallorenzo and Dr. Bui offer soft tissue grafting as an effective solution to gum recession.
Gum Tissue Grafting for Form & Function
When gingival tissue gradually pulls up and away from the teeth, their structural integrity is compromised. Advanced recession can lead to eventual loss of teeth and bone tissue in the jaw. Tooth loss becomes more and more likely as tissue fibers deteriorate and the patient experiences increased sensitivity as the roots of the teeth are further exposed. Fortunately, soft tissue grafting can effectively halt and reverse the problem of recession. Benefits of this procedure include:
- Prevention of tooth decay
- Maintaining the health of teeth and bone tissue
- More evenly contoured gum line
- Elimination of sensitivity and discomfort
- More aesthetically pleasing appearance overall
When you visit with Dr. DiGiallorenzo and Dr. Bui for your consultation, you’ll learn even more about how soft tissue grafting can improve the health of your entire mouth. Perhaps one of the most attractive features of this procedure is how simple and painless it is, and how soon you’ll be smiling again when it is complete.
The Gum Health Therapy You Deserve
If you or someone in your family is suffering the adverse effects of untreated gum recession, contact us at either our Williamsport or Collegeville location today. Dr. DiGiallorenzo and his team look forward to helping achieve not only improved oral health, but overall wellness, too. We proudly serve patients from throughout Philadelphia, including the surrounding areas of Sunbury, Lock Haven, Bloomsburg, Phoenixville, Pottstown and more.