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Forest Grove, OR Dentist | Forest Grove, OR dental care | OR | Gum Grafting

 Geoffrey K Faris DMD LLC

Address:
2031 Hawthorne Street, Suite B
Forest Grove, OR 97116
 

 

 

 

503-359-4463

Gingival / Gum Grafting
 

Gingivitis and in its advanced state, periodontitis, has a profound effect on the gums. As gingivitis progresses, more and more bacteria and plaque builds up, causing the gums to stretch. The end result are large pockets, that once they are cleaned out, remain on your gum line. These pockets cause the gums to recede, which aesthetically is not pleasing to the eye. When the gums recede, an abnormal amount of tooth structure is exposed.

Gum grafting is the corrective procedure that restores the gum to its natural, healthy state. Using soft gum tissue from the roof of the mouth, the receded gums are grafted. The goal of the graft is to cover exposed tooth and root surfaces with grafted on oral tissue.  This grafting encourages new tissue growth that will enable the gums to return to its original position around the teeth. The procedure is routine and entails a minimal amount of downtime and discomfort.

 
 
Forest Grove, OR Dentist. Dr. Geoffrey Faris provides Family Dentist, Cosmetic Dentistry, Gentle Dentist , Tooth Pain, Extractions, General Dentistry, Dental Implants to the following locations: Hillsboro, OR, Cornelius, OR, Banks, OR, Gaston, OR, North Plains, OR, Yamhill, OR. Hillsboro