For 25 years now I've been advised to have gum grafts on three of my teeth due to major receding gum tissue. My lower front tooth and my canines were in serious need of attention. My lower front tooth had receded so far down that the root had little to no gum support in front.
For years, I’ve been unable to find the time to have the grafting surgery plus the considerable amount of healing time after the surgery on one tooth let alone three surgeries on these three teeth… until my dental hygienist suggested Alloderm gum grafting with Dr. Pam Dassenko.
After having this procedure, I’m a believer in this method of receiving new and healthy gums. Now I can bite into an apple and corn on the cob without fear of losing my front tooth. My smile is normal and I so appreciate the process of Alloderm grafting. I had no hesitation of using donor tissue mixed with a small amount of my blood. This process diminished the possibility of my body rejecting the newly introduced tissue.
The surgery time for all three teeth was not much longer than a couple of hours. The before-surgery instructions and information provided by Dr. Pam and the dental staff were complete and thorough. The before, during and after-surgery care was professional and appreciated, including the evening phone call from Dr. Pam herself.
How lucky I am to have had such a successful outcome with little to no discomfort and no inconvenience. I’m sold! If it were recommended to me to have additional gum grafting, I wouldn’t hesitate for a moment. Thank you all at Dr. Dassenko’s office for taking such good care of me!
- Meg S.