Gum recession and exposed tooth roots can cause a number of problems for the appearance of your smile and your oral health. This makes expanding your zone of gum tissue an important part of addressing periodontal issues and enhancing the aesthetics of your smile.

One of the most common treatments for expanding the zone of gum tissue is gum grafting. Also known as soft tissue grafting or gingival grafting, this involves taking gum tissue from one area of the mouth and grafting it onto areas with receding or insufficient gum tissue. This procedure is essential for individuals who have gum recession due to periodontal disease, aggressive brushing or other factors, and is key to reducing tooth sensitivity, protecting your tooth roots and improving the appearance of your smile.

Another technique our periodontist may recommend for gum tissue expansion is guided tissue regeneration (GTR). GTR is a procedure that involves the use of special barrier membranes to encourage the growth of new, healthy gum tissue. This option is especially effective in treatment periodontal defects and restoring the gum tissue around teeth.

Crown lengthening is also an option for expanding the zone of gum tissue, as it involves reshaping the gumline to create a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile.

We invite you to contact us today at 913-268-0808 to schedule a consultation with Dr. William Strutz and learn more about how expanding the zone of gum tissue in Shawnee, Kansas, can benefit you.

Contact us today to learn more about periodontal care and schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Strutz!

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