Periodontics and Implants

19735 Germantown Rd., Suite 250, Germantown, MD 20874

Phone: (301) 972-3311 Fax: (301) 972-1822

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Monday: 8am-3pm
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 8am-1pm
Sat & Sunday Closed
 

19735 Germantown Rd., Suite 250
Germantown, MD 20874

(301) 972-3311


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19735 Germantown Rd., Suite 250, Germantown, MD 20874

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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

Soft tissue grafts are sometimes performed to treat gum disease, or correct other abnormalities.

The procedure involves taking gum tissue from the palate or another donor source to cover an exposed root in order to even the gum line and reduce sensitivity.

Periodontal procedures are available to stop further dental problems and gum recession, and to improve the aesthetics of your gum line.  For example, an exposed tooth root resulting from gum recession may not be causing you pain or sensitivity, but is causing one or more of your teeth to look longer than the others. In other cases, an exposed tooth root causes severe pain because it is exposed to extremes in temperatures or different kinds of food and liquids.

Once contributing factors are controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.