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Oleg M Simkovic DDS/Northwest Dental Center | Gum Grafting in Fox River Grove

Oleg M Simkovic DDS, Northwest Dental Center

500 School Dr.
Fox River Grove, IL 60021

 Friendly Staff. Beautiful Smiles. Welcoming Environment.

(847) 639-9300

Gingival / Gum Grafting
 
Oleg M Simkovic DDS/Northwest Dental Center in Fox River Grove IL

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 it large pockets, that once they are cleaned out, remain on your gum line. These pockets cause the gums to recede, which aesthetically 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 if 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.

 
 
 
Fox River Grove Dentist | Gum Grafting. Oleg Simkovic is a Fox River Grove Dentist.