If you suffer from receding gums, your oral health, attractiveness of your smile, and daily tasks such as chewing and biting are all compromised. When a receding gum line is left untreated, periodontal disease and bone loss begin to weaken the foundation of your smile, your teeth become extremely sensitive to hot and cold foods, and you become more susceptible to cavities. One of the procedures Dr. Hanookai offers at Southland Dental Care is gum grafting, where oral tissue is grafted to cover the exposed roots of your teeth.
Gum grafting is a cosmetic dental procedure designed to restore a healthy gum line by attaching a thin piece of tissue to the area of recession, covering the exposed root and preventing further degeneration. Your teeth and gums begin to look and feel much healthier and, when performed early on, can prevent painful periodontal disease and bleeding.
If you or your dental patient are looking for a skilled dentist for your gum grafting, dental implants, or porcelain veneers procedure, please contact Dr. Hanookai at Southland Dental Care today. We are always happy to take your call at (818) 334-4905.