Erosion and Tissue Repair

Meet our patient RC! She contacted our team at Anderson Periodontal Wellness seeking treatment to “cover [her] yellow roots and make [her] gums more even”.  For RC, an acidic diet rich in low pH citric fruits caused erosion of her exposed roots. In efforts to create better symmetry and to cover exposed roots, gingival grafting was completed on #9-11 (three teeth to the right of the midline above) to bring the gingiva (gum) apically (down). After 3 months of soft tissue healing, her general dentist blended the yellow surfaces with flowable fillings. RC is happy to reach a natural look, much like her smile when she was younger! For cases like RC, a multidisciplinary approach is critical to manage the “pink – gum and white – tooth” interface.

Contact Anderson Periodontal Wellness if you would like to learn more about the above.  During your consultation, Dr. Anderson will evaluate your smile and tailor a treatment plan to meet your needs.