If you are suffering from receding gums, you may be a good candidate for the Ravon Gum Rejuvenation Method. However, not everyone with receding gums is a good candidate for the procedure. This is not a gum disease treatment, and people with untreated gum disease are not good candidates. However, if you have healthy gums and adequate gum tissue, you are likely a good candidate.
Although this page describes the ideal candidate for the Ravon Gum Rejuvenation Method, the only way to know for sure if you are a candidate is to be evaluated by a dentist familiar with the technique. To schedule your evaluation, please call (949) 556-4588 or contact our office in Irvine today.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for gum rejuvenation:
- Has no gum disease
- Has healthy gums
- Doesn’t use tobacco or is willing to quit (at least temporarily)
- Has adequate gum tissue adjacent to receding gums
Many people who are not initially good candidates can become good candidates following gum disease treatment or other preparation.
Gum Disease Treatment and Gum Rejuvenation
The Ravon Gum Rejuvenation Method is not a gum disease treatment. It is not intended to remove bacterial infection from your gums or repair bone that is damaged by gum disease. If gum disease is responsible for your receding gums, gum disease treatment should be employed first to ensure that your gums are healthy enough for this procedure.
Healthy Gums for Gum Rejuvenation
Although gum disease is the most common reason for unhealthy gums, there are many other potential causes. Diabetes and other chronic health problems can lead to unhealthy gums that may not respond well to this procedure.
Smoking and Gum Rejuvenation
Smoking and other tobacco use is very bad for your gums. It can significantly increase your risk of gum disease and changes the distribution of bacteria in your mouth so that you are more likely to have bacteria that will exploit weaknesses in your gums. Smoking also impairs the ability of your gums to heal, which would increase the risks of a poor result.
If you use tobacco, you must be willing to quit for several weeks before and after your procedure.
Do You Have Sufficient Gums for Rejuvenation?
Because the gum rejuvenation procedure is akin to a localized gum graft, you need to have a good amount of healthy gum tissue nearby. Some people have naturally thin gums that may not be suitable for this procedure, and may have to resort to traditional gum graft surgery.
Find out If You Are a Candidate
To learn whether you are a good candidate for the Ravon Gum Rejuvenation Method or if you may need gum disease treatment or another technique first, please call (949) 556-4588 or contact us for an appointment at our office in Irvine.