Gum grafting is performed to treat gum recession. When the gums have receded, and the roots begin to show, a thin piece of tissue from the roof of your mouth is gently placed to cover the exposed root.
There are various benefits to receiving implants, including:
Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease. When plaque builds up around the gum line, it can lead to inflammation and infection. If gum disease is caught in the early stage, it can be completely reversed. However, when left untreated, it no longer becomes reversible and can eventually lead to bone and tooth loss.
There are various types of treatment depending on the severity of your gum disease. Our periodontist in Kelowna can perform a deep cleaning and scaling to remove the plaque buildup. If the gum disease has progressed and is very severe, a tooth extraction may be required.
Our periodontist in Kelowna provides sinus grafting to increase the bone in the upper jaw. Typically, patients can receive sinus grafting if:
Typically, patients will experience some discomfort and swelling after the procedure. It should disappear in a few days. We recommend using a cold or hot compress to minimize swelling and alleviate discomfort. We also recommend rinsing with salt water to keep the area clean. If you have any questions, please contact our periodontist in Kelowna for more information.