Gum grafting after periodontal disease
- Posted on: Mar 15 2021
Dr. Ari Moskowitz of Baltimore Periodontics, Lasers, and Dental Implants is a board-certified periodontist who understands the importance of maintaining a healthy smile free from periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection that can wreak havoc on the health of the smile, significantly impacting the jaw bone, soft tissues, and even resulting in lost teeth if left untreated. With a proper diagnosis, patients can treat their condition and then seek restorative treatments including gum grafting.
What is gum grafting?
Gum grafting is the process of using donor gum tissue from the patient to restore gum tissue that might have been lost from late stage periodontal disease. Gum grafting is often done to restore the gumline when gum recession has occurred for a more aesthetic appearance. This procedure is also done to cover the tooth root to address sensitivity and other common issues that can occur.
What to expect
Gum grafting is a common procedure performed by Dr. Ari Moskowitz, and is a safe and effective way of restoring the smile after significant damage has occurred from periodontitis. Initially, patients schedule a consultation appointment during which our provider will evaluate the patient’s current dental situation and make appropriate recommendations regarding the best procedures for their needs. Gum grafting is even covered by dental insurance in some cases, especially if it is being performed to restore the function of the smile following severe periodontitis. More aesthetic gum grafting is not covered by dental insurance, so we encourage patients to keep this in mind when determining cost and expectations. Our team will properly evaluate patients and find out if dental insurance benefits can be used to reduce the out-of-pocket expenses.
Discuss gum grafting with our professional today
Dr. Ari Moskowitz is a board-certified periodontist who works routinely with patients in the Catonsville, MD area who are interested in gum grafting and other periodontal services. If you are interested in learning more about the gum grafting procedure, call our main office number at (410) 744-6088 to request an appointment at our facility, conveniently located at 6400 Baltimore National Pike, Ste. #200B.
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