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Perfect Dental Smile, Ltd. | Gingival / Gum Grafting in West Ridge Chicago

Perfect Dental Smile


Dr. Basim Shakir, DDS, PhD

Doctorate of Oral Medicine

Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry DDS, PhD FAGD, FICOI.MICOI

Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Mastership of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Former professor at Northwestern University

Former Embassador at National Health Services Corp. 

General, Cosmetic, and Dental Implant Dentistry

2545 W. Peterson Ave.   773-561-2808
6017 W. Cermak Rd.      708-652-8466

Gingival / Gum Grafting

Monday:        10am-3pm
Tuesday:       10am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 10am-3pm
Thursday:     10am-3pm
Friday:          10am-3pm
Saturday:      10am-4:30pm
Sunday:          closed

 
Perfect Dental Smile, Ltd. in West Ridge Chicago IL

Gingivitis and in its advanced state, periodontitis, has a profound effect on the gums. As gingivitis progresses, more and more bacteria and plaque builds up, causing the gums to stretch. The end result it large pockets, that once they are cleaned out, remain on your gum line. These pockets cause the gums to recede, which aesthetically not pleasing to the eye. When the gums recede, an abnormal amount of tooth structure is exposed.

Gum grafting is the corrective procedure that restores the gum to its natural, healthy state. Using soft gum tissue from the roof of the mouth, the receded gums are grafted. The goal if the graft is to cover exposed tooth and root surfaces with grafted on oral tissue.  This grafting encourages new tissue growth that will enable the gums to return to its original position around the teeth. The procedure is routine and entails a minimal amount of downtime and discomfort.

 
 
 
West Ridge Chicago Dentist | Gingival / Gum Grafting. Basim Shakir is a West Ridge Chicago Dentist.