When the roots of your teeth have become exposed not only the gum has receded but also your bone, which needs the protection of the gum, follows the loss. The prime reason to treat recession is to prevent bone loss and concomitant gum recession.
Exposed roots are more susceptible to plaque buildup and root decay. The roots may become sensitive to touch, brush, cold foods and liquids.
The tooth may also be aesthetically unpleasing as the exposed root can make the tooth appear too long creating an imbalance in the harmony of the teeth and gums. Gum recession can predispose to worsening recession. The expose root surface, which is softer than enamel can lead to root caries and root gouging.
During a root coverage procedure, Dr. Silvia La Rosa transfers gum tissue from your own mouth or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This procedure can be done as needed for one tooth or multiple teeth reducing and most of the times if the bone support permits eliminating the exposure of the roots.
Patient Reviews for Treating Gum Recession
Sound Surgical Arts
Loved coming here. Everything was explained in a way that I could understand and I felt very comfortable.
- McKenna A
I was so impressed from start to finish with the whole Sound Surgical Arts team. Each person was friendly, hardworking, professional, and kind. Dr. Silvia La Rosa did an excellent job with my gum graft. With Stephanie as her surgical assistant, I felt so well taken care of. I would recommend this office to anyone who needed these services!
- Kim W
Wonderful, A+, will return for all future procedures needed.
- Devon B
Highly recommended! A highly skilled and professional team that creates a supportive and caring atmosphere that feels comfortable and familial. Thank you all!
- Erik F
Thank you for such excellent care.
- Patty H
Your office is what anyone would expect from a dental office and more. From the front desk to the finance person to the assistants and techs to the doctor, you are amazing. You should feel proud of your staff and the business you have built. I’ve even considered coming back from the East Coast if I need anything. Just amazing!
- Jan-Marie G
I had the most welcoming and comforting experience. Everyone took the time to put me at ease and answer all of my questions. I am so grateful for the wonderful care I received. Thank you so much!
- Kathleen K
Took such great care me. If I had to have the procedure again, I would only come to Dr. La Rosa!
- Joan N
Thanks for a very thoughtful and respectful experience! Would recommend to friends who neeed similar procedures.
- Jessica R
Excellent care from the La Rosa couple and team
- Julia Linsk
Its the dentist office but, I love coming here!
- Cynthia B
Everything went very smoothly and the recovery was much easier than I expected. My experience was great.
- Michele F
My experience with the office and the procedure was great. Very professional with friendly and courteous staff
- Jerry L
The whole procedure went so smoothly. Everyone I worked with was just so great!!! I’m very happy with the results! Will definitely recommend to people.
- Mary F
Dr. La Rosa was fantastic throughout the entire process of my surgery. She is patient oriented and truly cared to make sure I was comfortable with the procedure from beginning to end. I highly recommend Dr. La Rosa.
- Aryn K
I have been very impressed with the entire staff who have been so good to be around and have been consistently very professional and competent. I have been especially impressed with Dr. Sylvia LaRosa who has simply been the finest medical professional I have ever met. She is highly competent, caring and dedicated to her patients and profession. Thank you, Dr. LaRosa, it has been a pleasure to know you.
- Stephen S
I rarely had questions, because things were explained well - goals, tx plan, money- all pretty straight forward. Dr. La Rosa is so warm and kind, I want to just hang out with her all day. She looks you in the eye and makes you feel like a person rather than just a chart. Very comforting when your teeth are messed up, and you aren’t sure how things will go. I will be recommending her to people from now on.
- Melissa C
My procedure went smoothly. Dr Silvia took the time to answer all my questions. SHe made me feel like I was the only patient in the office so she could take her time with me
- Lydia G
I had significant trepidation when going into this procedure. Dr. La Rosa and her staff made me feel calm, comfortable, they showed complete compassion for any angst I expressed and treated me amazingly well. The result of the procedure was beyond what I could have expected. I am so thankful that I saw Dr. La Rosa and will recommend her to anyone and everyone.
- Libby B
Overall, a great experience. Dr. Sylvia is very kind and thorough with surgery and post op appointments!
- Chylee B