Gum grafting is a treatment required for periodontal disease that has progressed beyond Gingivitis. It is the stage involving the destruction of the gums and other structures in the mouth.
You don’t have to progress to periodontal disease. Dr. William S. Neale, periodontist, will tell you, “Periodontal disease is preventable with regular dental care.” Brushing at least twice per day, having regular check-ups, and regular teeth cleanings can help you keep your sparkling smile. Dr. Neale, a specialty dentist in Wichita Falls, Texas, can ease your worries about periodontal disease.
Unfortunately, more than 50% of the population of the United States are not listening. They have periodontal disease. They’re on their way to losing their sparkling smile and requiring gum grafts.
What Does a Gum Graft Do?
Gum grafts are used to rebuild gums destroyed by periodontal disease. The issues from periodontal disease impacting your teeth and gums don’t repair naturally. They require dental intervention from a specialty dentist. Dr. William S. Neale is eminently qualified to treat periodontal disease and perform gum graft procedures.
The procedures for gum grafts replace destroyed gums. Once the gums are destroyed by the progression of periodontal disease, teeth and roots are exposed. Your mouth becomes deformed creating root exposure and further damage.
What is the Procedure?
Gum grafts are performed under local anesthesia. Tissue is taken from one part of the mouth and relocated to the affected gums. A number of incisions are made to take the grafts. When completed, your mouth will be as good as new within six weeks.
Six weeks to a sparkling smile. However, Dr. William S. Neale says, “I would rather see the patients long before gum grafts are needed. We can prevent periodontal disease. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
What to Do?
Take a personal step to prevent periodontal disease. Call Dr. William S. Neale today for an appointment. Dr. Neale would love to be able to help you keep your sparkling smile. He can do that through regular checkups and teeth cleanings. Alternatively, if periodontal disease has a hold in your mouth, he can treat you effectively. Gum grafting may be required. Only you and your specialty dentist, Dr. William S. Neale of Wichita Falls, Texas, can decide.
Call Dr. Neale today at (940) 322-0758 for a sparkling cheek-to-cheek smile.