When periodontal disease has affected the smile’s appearance, it can be a concern for patients who are self-conscious about the way they look. Periodontal disease can cause the gum tissue to shrink, which in turn can cause the natural teeth to look longer and unbalanced within the smile. Patients in the area of Sherwood, OR who are interested in rebuilding their gum tissue and improving the look of their smile may want to ask the team at New Smiles Dental about the advantages of gum grafting.
What is gum grafting?
Gum grafting is a special cosmetic procedure that can be performed to add gum tissue where it is needed. It is often performed when patients need to add to gum tissue that has shrunken from conditions such as periodontal disease. Another procedure, called gum contouring, focuses on excess gum tissue or gum tissue that is not even along the gum line. This is also available but is not the same as gum grafting. Gum grafting restores gum tissue.
What to expect from gum grafting
First, patients need to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our dentists, including Drs. Nathan Doyel, Ben Aanderud, and Whisenant. An evaluation will be performed with our team, including x-rays to check overall health and wellness of the smile. Once patients are considered appropriate candidates for treatment, then the team will work with the patient to decide what they are expecting from this procedure. We walk patients through the process so there are no surprises when they come in for their treatment. We provide education and aftercare for smooth sailing!
Is gum grafting a procedure you are interested in?
Contact the team at New Smiles Dental to have your smile evaluated and discuss the possibility of gum grafting. Drs. Nathan Doyel, Ben Aanderud, and Ashley Bennett are here to assist patients ready to improve their smile’s appearance and restore the soft tissues after periodontal disease has affected them. Call the office at (503) 925-9595 today to schedule your appointment and evaluation with our staff, conveniently located in the practice at 17680 SW Handley Street in Suite #101.