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
I would not hesitate to come back for any other oral surgery needs in the future.
- Maria G
Very friendly and did a great job
- Judy L
Sound Surgical Art is a great team and makes the treatment and healing process easy. If ever I have to have another procedure, I will come back and also refer people here.
- William S
The office and staff was fabulous
I would recommend this staff to anyone for any dental surgery.
- Albert M
Just a great professional office with super friendly staff
- Amy W
An overwhelmingly positive experience for a procedure that seems daunting.
- Sandra K
Sound Surgical Arts is a state of the art dental office. Dr. Silvia La Rosa is so kind and explains everything throughly. I would recommend this office to all my family and friends for any dental procedure.
- Hannah P
I had a great experience and outcome. I highly recommend Dr. Silvia La Rosa!
- Traci L
I had literally put off having this gum graft surgery for 15 years simply because I had heard from so many other people about the negative experience they had with this procedure. When I knew it was time to finally do something about it, I met with a prominent oral surgeon that had performed several successful procedures for members of our family and I point blank asked him, "Who do you recommend for gum graft surgery and would you send your mother to this specialist?" This surgeon didn't hesitate for one second. He immediately said, "Dr. Silvia La Rosa. She does the single best soft tissue graft surgery procedures in this entire region." That did it for me and I scheduled my consultation. From the time I had my consult to my last post-op check-up everything proceeded exactly as Dr. La Rosa and her staff described to me. I also achieved an outcome that frankly exceeded my expectations. The graft is perfect. The entire team was amazing. They took the time to understand my needs, hear my concerns and not only answered my questions, but provided me with options for ways to manage post-op discomfort (which was really minimal because I followed the post-op directions to the letter) to how to handle wearing my orthodontia retainers so they wouldn't "mess with grafting success" during my recovery. What I was the most impressed with was the professional courtesy that not only Dr. La Rosa and her team extend to their patients, but that they extend to each other. When was the last time you heard the staff and the doctor tell each other "please and thank you" while working together during a patient procedure? I could go on for hours sharing my glowing accolades for Dr. La Rosa and her staff, but I think the most important thing I can share with you is that if you need a soft tissue graft, go talk to Dr. La Rosa and her team. Dr. La Rosa has definitely turned the specialty of soft tissue grafting into "surgical art".
- Kelly L
I have recommended Doctor to some friends that need different procedures. Very satisfied with the work done and everyone goes the extra mile.
- Bobbie G
Dr Sylvia La Rosa and her entire staff are excellent and I am pleased with the results.
- David L
Not a great thing to need done but a very good job done. Thank you very much!
- Gary Y
Wonderful office to be a patient of. I will recommend to my closest friends, family and others.
- Laura Fulton
The entire staff was super friendly and easy to work with. Dr. LaRosa was kind, caring and all of the back office staff made us feel comfortable and cared for
- Rachel R
Fantastic overall service!
- Lenay S
I would recommend Dr. LaRosa and her staff for any oral procedure. I was always greeted with a friendly smile and genuine concern for my comfort. After each procedure I received a call from Dr. LaRosa checking on my condition. She goes above and beyond what is expected.
- Teri G
Great office great staff!
- Tim G
I would totally return if needed or to say HI!!
- Carrie E
Dr. Sylvia is an artist!
- David W