What is a Gum Graft?

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Understanding Gum Grafts: All You Need to Know

In severe cases of gum disease gums recede and roots of teeth are exposed making them vulnerable and sensitive. Following treatment for gum disease, a gum graft may be required to cover these roots. Main points: – Gum disease is preventable with proper oral hygiene at home and regular dental cleanings. – Receded gums make teeth look longer and the gum line uneven. – Exposed roots are often extremely painful and sensitive. To avoid gum disease, maintain good oral habits, eat a healthy diet, and see a dentist regularly. “Before getting a gum graft, your dentist will evaluate your smile and attempt to treat your gum disease without surgery.” Article: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-is-a-gingival-graft/  
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Dr. Clifford Yudelman

Founder & Principal Dentist

As a globally recognised restorative and cosmetic dentistry expert, Clifford brings over 40 years of experience across four continents. A 1983 Bachelor of Dental Science graduate from the University of Witwatersrand, his career has spanned private practices in London, San Diego, Perth, and Cape Town. Currently the founder and principal dentist at OptiSmile, he is celebrated for transforming dental visits into positive experiences and fostering patient confidence through superior dental health, with a commitment to the latest dental technology for improved patient outcomes.

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