Manhattan periodontist, Dr. Hiroshi Kimura, DMD, PLLC, says that gum grafting is an excellent way to correct the loss of Gingiva and promote long-term periodontal health.
Online PR News – 14-September-2009 – New York, New York – New York City periodontist, Dr. Hiroshi Kimura, DMD, PLLC, says that gum grafting is an excellent way to correct the loss of Gingiva and promote long-term periodontal health.
According to renowned New York periodontist, Dr. Hiroshi Kimura, DMD, PLLC, (http://www.drhiroshikimura.com), a leading expert in periodontics and dental cosmetic procedures, gum grafting is an excellent way to turn back the clock on gum loss.
“Gingiva are part of the soft tissue that surrounds the human mouth, forming a seal around the teeth,” says Dr. Kimura of Periodontics and Dental Implants of New York (PDINY). “When the recession of the gingiva occurs, the body loses its natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma, resulting in a greater risk for poor periodontal health.”
According to Dr. Kimura, gum recession is a common problem in adult patients and suggests that gum reconstruction, using gingival grafting techniques, is a plausible solution for many who are suffering from gingival loss.
“When there is only slight recession of the gums, there often remains some healthy gingiva and in this case, the only necessary treatment is personal oral health care at home,” says Dr. Kimura. “However, when recession reaches the mucosa, the first line of defense against bacterial oral penetration is lost and a gum grafting procedure should be considered.”
Dr. Kimura says that those who suffer from gum recession experience heightened root sensitivity to hot and cold foods, as well as an unsightly appearance of the teeth and gums.
“In more significant cases,” Dr. Kimura says, “Gum recession can predispose to worsening recession and expose the root surface, which is softer than enamel, leading to root caries and root gouging.”
According to Dr Kimura, a gingival graft is designed to solve these problems. A thin piece of tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth or gently moved over from adjacent areas, to provide a stable band of attached gingiva around the tooth. In some cases, a gingival graft may be placed in such a way as to cover the exposed portion of the root.
“Whether you choose dental implants for single replacement teeth, bridges, or full mouths, most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life,” says Dr. Kimura. “In the long run, they are much more beneficial than dentures.”
Established in 1999, Periodontics and Dental Implants New York (PDINY), the private practice of Dr. Hiroshi Kimura, DMD, PLLC, located at 30 Central Park South, Suite 3D, New York, NY, 10019, specializes in dental implants, cosmetic periodontal surgery, gum grafting, crown lightening, osseous surgery, bone regeneration, bone grafting, and ridge preservation. For more information, call 212-486-1121 or visit http://www.drhiroshikimura.com.
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