Gum grafting helps reduce tooth sensitivity and decreases the risk of further damage to a patient’s oral health.
WEST COVINA, Calif. (PRWEB) October 27, 2020
Patients experiencing tooth sensitivity and gum recession in West Covina, CA can now receive highly skilled gum grafting from dual board-certified periodontist, Dr. Jin Kim, with or without a referral. At his Diamond Bar and Garden Grove, CA offices, Dr. Kim specializes in traditional gum grafting procedures and the minimally invasive alternative, the Pinhole® Surgical Technique, to restore tooth aesthetics and function.
Gum recession affects both the appearance of teeth and their function. The condition can be the result of aggressive tooth brushing, poor dental hygiene and gum disease, teeth grinding and clenching, crooked teeth, genetics, or hormonal changes. The noticeable signs of gum recession are gums that have “bunched down” the tooth to expose tooth roots and create gaps (or periodontal pockets) between teeth. When this occurs, symptoms may include tooth sensitivity or red, tender gum tissue as bacteria becomes trapped in the pockets and irritates the gums. Often, one or more teeth appear longer than normal, resulting in an uneven gum line that affects the aesthetics of the smile. Gum tissue does not grow back and will continue to recede without treatment.
Gum grafting is a surgical technique that replaces the receded gum tissue with donor tissue, either from the patient or another source. During this procedure, a sample of tissue is placed over the exposed tooth roots and sutured in place. Gum grafting helps reduce tooth sensitivity and decreases the risk of further damage to a patient’s oral health. This surgical treatment also enhances the smile by balancing the tooth-to-gum ratio and improving the gumline.
Dr. Kim also provides the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) for patients looking for an alternative to conventional gum grafting. PST uses a specialized instrument to create a tiny “pinhole” in the gum tissues above the area of recession. The tissues are then gently manipulated back over the exposed tooth roots and kept in place by collagen strips. This procedure offers immediate results and minimal downtime after surgery.
With board certification from the American Board of Periodontology and the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, Dr. Kim offers the expertise of a highly specialized and experienced doctor. He remains at the forefront of periodontal procedures like gum grafting through membership with clinical associations, published research, and international speaking engagements. As a periodontist, he is considered the expert in gum grafting and has been providing this surgery for decades, with outstanding success.
Dr. Kim and his team continue to take advanced safety measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of staff and patients. The offices limit the number of patient appointments at one time, follow strict sanitization guidelines, and take routine temperatures of staff and patients.
Individuals interested in learning more about the options for gum grafting in West Covina, CA are welcomed to contact periodontist Dr. Kim today. Appointments can be made by visiting http://www.drjinkim.com, calling 909-860-9222 for the Diamond Bar location, or calling 714-898-8757 for the West Garden Grove location.
About the Periodontist
Dr. Jin Kim is a periodontist dedicated to providing personalized dental care in Diamond Bar and Garden Grove, CA. Dr. Kim attended the University of Sydney Faculty of Dentistry before furthering his education with an advanced degree in pathology from the Medical School of the same University. Dr. Kim completed a periodontics and implant surgery residency at UCLA School of Dentistry and is board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology and the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. He is a past president of the Western Society of Periodontology and was also inducted to be a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Dentists and earned Fellowships in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Kim lectures and holds faculty positions at a number of universities including UCLA School of Dentistry and abroad. He has spoken at no less than 36 different countries across the globe as well as national and international academic and clinical associations and universities including the International Association of Dental Research, American Academy of Periodontology and Academy of Osseointegration. To learn more about Dr. Jin Kim and the services he offers, visit his website at http://www.drjinkim.com or call 909-860-9222 for the Diamond Bar location or 714-898-8757 for the West Garden Grove location to schedule an appointment.