Root coverage surgery aims to address the issue of gum recession — a common condition where the margin of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth wears away or pulls back, unveiling more of the tooth or the tooth’s root. This exposure not only alters the appearance of your smile, making teeth appear longer and potentially aging your appearance, but it also increases the risk of tooth sensitivity, decay and further periodontal problems.

At Metro West Orthodontics & Periodontics, we specialize in cutting-edge root coverage procedures designed to mitigate these concerns. Our skilled periodontists and team are at the forefront of employing the latest techniques in soft tissue grafting and other root coverage strategies. Our goal is to not only improve the aesthetics of your smile but also to enhance your oral health by covering exposed roots, preventing additional gum recession and protecting the roots from decay.

Root coverage surgery involves the transplantation of gum tissue from one part of the mouth to the area of recession, effectively covering the exposed root and encouraging the regeneration of gum tissue. This procedure can be performed on one or multiple teeth, depending on the extent of the gum recession. Our expert periodontists tailor each treatment plan to meet the individual needs and goals of our patients, ensuring optimal outcomes.

Understanding the causes of gum recession is crucial in preventing its occurrence. Factors such as periodontal disease, aggressive tooth brushing, insufficient dental care, hormonal changes and tobacco use can contribute to this condition. During your consultation, we will discuss the underlying causes of your gum recession and provide personalized recommendations for treatment and prevention.

For more information about root coverage surgery in La Vista, Nebraska, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Takanari Miyamoto or Dr. Melissa Lang, contact us today at 402-614-7022.