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.
– 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.”
Dr. Clifford Yudelman (Primary Dentist)
Dr Clifford Yudelman is the Founder of OptiSmile Advanced Dentistry and Implant Centre. The son of a retired dentist, he was born in South Africa and obtained his Degree at the University of Witwatersrand, Dental School in 1983. He gained further experience in London for 4 years whilst studying for his USA National and State Board Exams for California. In 1986 Dr Yudelman passed the final exams with the University of Southern California Dental Graduates. He moved to California and practiced in San Diego for 16 years. He was also licenced to practice in Australia and New Zealand. In 2002, Dr Yudelman moved to Perth Australia and started a practice in Nedlands. After 12 years in Perth, he reunited with his high school sweetheart and relocated back to South Africa. Once in Cape Town, he recognised the need for a state of the art multi-specialist practice. In October 2015, OptiSmile was born with state of the art equipment, modern architecture, bright, relaxing sea views in a calming and inviting environment. His focus has been on forming a team of highly trained and experienced professionals to deliver premium and exceptional dental care. OptiSmile’s primary purpose is to help you optimise your dental health and allow you to smile with confidence.
Dr Yudelman now resides in Sea Point with Robyn and 3 beautiful teenage kids. He loves photography, cycling and physical fitness.