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.
Sound Surgical Arts
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
Very warm, professional, supportive, and welcoming team.
- Allison A
From the moment I came in to the office I felt very comfortable and welcomed. Big thanks to Dr. Sylvia La Rosa and her wonderful assistants for their performance on my gum tissue. It was also easy to follow up with all the after surgery steps by using their verbal and written instructions. Just feels like I got to the right place and got super professional help. Thank you all!
- Halyna K
Appreciate the care we have received from the doctor and staff.
- Susie U
The doctor and assistant were wonderful at the time of surgery. They were patient and calm did their very best to put me at ease.
- Renata M
Had at least four grafts over two years. Awesome staff and Dr. Sylvia La Rosa is fantastic! Their pain management is the best I’ve ever encountered and I’ve had 3 dentists praise the grafting work that was done.
- Karl H
The thought of gum grafting can be scary. I have now had 2 of my 3 grafts completed and I was so surprised at how easy it was. The Surgical assistants are absolutely phenomenal and Dr.LaRosa is incredible at what she does. Dr.LaRosa is the ONLY option for me in the future. Thank you to her and her AWESOME team for taking such superb care of me:)
- Molly J
Sound Surgical Arts made the dental experience comfortable, easy and stress free. Everyone I have come in contact with has been warm, helpful and knowledgeable. I have confidence in referring to SSA because I have no doubt that clients are put first and top quality care is provided. Thank you to each of you that were a part of my journey from scheduling, check in, procedures and follow up. 5 gold stars all the way around!
- Kimberlie O
I WAS SCARED WHEN I FOUND OUT I HAD TO HAVE A GUM GRAFT. MY STOMACH WAS IN KNOTS FOR DAYS LEADING UP TO MY APPOINTMENT BUT WHEN I WALKED IN THAT DAY THEY MADE ME FEEL CARED FOR AND EASED MY TENSION. BY FAR THE BEST MEDICAL CARE AND EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER HAD. I DON’T EVEN REMEMBER THE RECOVERY ALL THAT MUCH, I JUST REMEMBER THE WONDER TREATMENT AND FOLLOW UP I RECIEVED FROM DR. LA ROSA AND HER STAFF.
- JOANELECE T
Excellent experience overall
- Julie H
Dr. Sylvia and her staff are exceptional! Every visit was pleasant.
- Jacquelyn H
I would recommend Sound Surgery for anyone needing oral surgery
- Neil B
Great experience and friendly staff
- Angie N
Couldn’t have been happier with the service.
- Robert R
Great offIce! I always felt comfortable and trusted them completely.
- Shannon S
Pleasing environment. Knowledgeable staff focused on patient and their care. Dr Silvia LaRosa absolutely wonderful and clearly excellent practitioner.
- Dawn S
I can’t say enough good things about this office and staff, I am one of those people that have issues with my gums and in turn get very nervous about procedures. They put me at ease and make me feel like I’m their only concern when I’m there. I actually look forward to my appointments 🙂
- Ellie S