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Gum surgery from the dentist you know and trust in Brampton, ON

Gum Surgery Treatment

Though classified as “minor,” it is natural to wonder, “is gum surgery painful?” Dr. Azeem Sheikh and his team at Brampton Dental Arts in Brampton, ON understand. They approach gum surgery with utmost gentleness, helping you get your smile back quickly.

Multiple gum surgery options available in Brampton, ON

When gum tissue pulls back, it exposes root surfaces of teeth. This rough, yellowish dentin structure detracts from the smile. It is also sensitive and prone to decay. Gum recession may be triggered by:

  • Oral trauma
  • Aggressive orthodontics
  • Periodontal disease
  • Harsh brushing
  • Clenching or grinding
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Aging

Gum recession surgery, also known as root coverage, restores an attractive gum line and protects teeth. It is commonly performed on front teeth, but can be done anywhere in the arch, for one tooth or as many as needed. The procedure involves removing a small amount of healthy material from the roof of the mouth. Then, Dr. Sheikh uses an advanced “tunnel technique” to slide the graft into an opening created in gum tissue. The graft is anchored with surgical adhesive or sutures. In some cases, a grafting alternative called AlloDerm® is appropriate. Using this human tissue derivative avoids a donor surgical site and stimulates the body’s natural regeneration.

When too much gum tissues makes teeth appear short, crown lengthening removes and shapes gums, restoring attractive pink to white proportions. Crown lengthening may also be needed when a tooth has decay or is broken below the gum line. Tissue is removed, exposing more of the tooth to prepare it for restoration.

Gingivitis and periodontal disease are inflammatory conditions affecting gums, and without gum infection treatment, deeper connective tissues and bone. As a gum disease cure, surgery may be necessary to remove diseased tissue, and to smooth and sanitize root surfaces, allowing healing to begin.

Compassionate approach

Periodontal surgery is performed in-house at Brampton Dental Arts. Dr. Sheikh simply believes most people feel more comfortable having gum surgery in a familiar setting, in the care of the dental team they know and trust. Surgery is minimally traumatic, with thorough numbing and several sedation options.

Gum surgery is a low-risk procedure, and healing time in usually brief for a reasonably healthy patient who refrains from smoking. Dr. Sheikh provides thorough aftercare instructions to aid in speedy recovery.

For more information on gum surgery, call Brampton Dental Arts at (905) 581-3726.

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Dr. Azeem Sheikh - Brampton Dental Arts

Dr. Sheikh graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2003, and has been practicing dentistry in the Greater Toronto Area for over 15 yrs. His main goal has been to focus on providing patients with all aspects of dental treatment, from basic dentistry (fillings, root canals, crowns), all the way to complex surgeries including wisdom tooth extractions, gum grafting and dental implants. Dr. Sheikh has placed over 4000 implants at a success rate of 99% and works with other dentists and denture clinics to provide various surgical procedures for their patients also! In addition to operating his practice, he is an international lecturer and Key Opinion Leader on Soft Tissue Management (non-surgical gum treatment program) for DenMat. He is also the Course Director for the HiOssen Master Implant Training Program, a program that trains dentists on how to perform implant surgeries on their own patients. He has also lectured for other large organizations including the Halton Peel Dental Association, Smiles First Academy and Straumann on varying topics including Implant Treatments and Case Presentation. Lastly, he is the founder of the Ontario Dental Implant Network (, featuring courses and Live Surgery mentorship to over 55 dentists across the Greater Toronto Area. If you are looking for a new dentist – look NO FURTHER!

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