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When Do I Need A Periodontist?

How gum grafting from your periodontists in Louisville, KY, can help your smile

There are many reasons why you might need the services of a periodontist, and one of them is gum grafting. This procedure restores gum tissue that has been lost due to gum recession, disease, and other causes.

Drs. Ramsey Burton, Courtney Shearer, and Jodie Lusby at PerioImplant Associates offer a wide range of periodontal and implant services, including gum grafting. They have two convenient locations in Louisville, KY, to help your smile.

Receding gums cause more of your tooth roots to be exposed. When your tooth roots are exposed, it can cause tooth sensitivity, especially to hot or cold foods or beverages. Sometimes, the tooth sensitivity can become severe, making it difficult to enjoy the foods you love.

The good news is, gum grafting can cover up sensitive roots, and help your smile look healthier and more beautiful.

Gum grafting is accomplished using one of several techniques, including:

Free gingival grafting, which takes donor gum tissue from your palate and attaches it to the area of gum recession

Connective tissue grafting, which takes donor tissue from deeper layers of your palate and attaches it to the area of gum recession.

Dermal matrix grafting, which uses medical-grade donor tissue from a laboratory and attaches it to the area of gum recession.

In addition to gum grafting, other reasons you might want the services of a periodontist are if you need:

Dental implants; your periodontist can place dental implants to rebuild your smile if you have missing teeth.

Periodontal therapy; your periodontist can treat periodontal disease and help make your smile healthier.

Bone grafting; your periodontist can add bone to areas where you have lost bone due to periodontal disease.

These are just a few of the reasons why you might need a periodontist. To find out more about the gum grafting process and other periodontal services, call Drs. Ramsey Burton, Courtney Shearer, and Jodie Lusby at PerioImplant Associates. You can reach them at their two locations in Louisville, KY, by calling (502) 897-9417, or (812) 948-0408. Call today and help your smile!

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