Gum or gingival recession is the main cause for tooth sensitivity and compromised esthetics. There are several reasons why our gums may push off of the tooth or recede, but research has indicated it is primarily caused by aggressive toothbrush use. A majority of patients brush their teeth too hard! Your Yuma Dentist, Sam Carroll, DMD, can help with this dental problem.
Dr. Carroll offers a safe and effective alternative to the traditional, old-school approach to gum grafting. At other offices, they will harvest the donor tissue from the roof of the mouth, causing some of the worst pain a patient can experience.
To avoid this dental pain, Dr. Carroll uses AlloDerm, a matrix or framework of natural biological components which enables the body to create its own tissue regeneration process. Using AlloDerm is similar to using one’s own tissue except the patient will not have to experience pain related to the second surgical site, the roof of the mouth.
One of the biggest advantages of AlloDerm is that your Yuma dentist can treat multiple areas of gum recession in one sitting, thus avoiding the need for multiple surgical visits. It reduces time, discomfort, and out of pocket costs!
Contact your Yuma dentist today to schedule a consultation regarding your gum recession. Your Yuma dentist can be reached at (928) 344-1060 or use our website to contact us for more information!