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Bellevue Dentist | WA |

 

12360 NE 8th St. Suite 250

        Bellevue 98005

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425.453.2222

Gingival / Gum Grafting
 
GUM (SOFT TISSUE) GRAFTING 


  • Gum recession is a common dental finding that can make the teeth look long and may also lead to sensitivity.


  • Recession can be caused by excessive bite forces, excessive muscle tie forces, and/or periodontal inflammation.


  • Some areas of gum recession may be treated by minimally invasive techniques to reduce the amount of

the tooth exposed to the elements which in turn reduces sensitivity.

  • It is not always necessary to require a donor site to treat this issue as collagen membrane and bone 

 

  grafting may be used within the gums to achieve root coverage.

  • The tooth structure normally covered by the gums is usually darker in color than the portion of the tooth

 above the gums that has enamel.

  • Please ask your doctor if this procedure is indicated.


 
 
 
Dr. Mike Hsieh and Dr. Stanford Chen strive to provide the best possible care with Dental Implants, Cosmetics, Veneers, Orthodontics (Braces, Invisalign), Oral Surgery, Endodontics (Root Canals), Periodontics (gums), Oral Sedation dentistry and Affordable Dental Care in Bellevue and Millcreek.