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Dr. Ian Boyd
#101 – 9840 Fifth St
Sidney, BC   V8L 2X3
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“If you want to be successful in a particular field of endeavour, I think perseverance is one of the key qualities. It’s very important that you find something that you care about, that you have a deep passion for, because you’re going to have to devote a lot of your life to it.”
- George Lucas

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
- Aristotle

"Fine Dentistry is a work of love. We didn’t launch into this project just with the idea of making money."
- Dr. Ian Boyd

"Your mouth is the ultimate accessory."
- Dr. Ian Boyd

"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives."
- William A. Foster

"You will never go wrong when you select quality."
- Dr. Ian Boyd

If you think you can or cannot . . .you are probably right.

“We have the ability to change people’s lives. Their eyes and smiles are two of the most important aspects of their appearance.”
- Anonymous

Through years of helping people improve their smiles, Dr. Boyd has developed a good understanding of the importance of a great smile and how people feel when the smile is less than ideal.

Precision care and attention to detail take time."

“These days, most dentist’s chairs go up and down, don’t they? The one I was in went back and forwards. I thought, “This is unusual”. And then the dentist said to me “OK Mr. Vine – time to get out of the filing cabinet”.
- Tim Vine

“Be true to your teeth and they won’t be false to you.”
- Soupy Sales

"I am as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth."
- Anonymous

 

 

 

Online Dental Education Library

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.

Patient Information | Smile Services | Before and After Gallery

Gum Tissue Graft

There are two main types of gum tissue. One type is the attached tissue, which is the pink, firm gum that is attached to the bone. The other type is the unattached tissue, which is red and not attached to the bone. When the attached tissue is lost, you need a periodontal procedure called a soft tissue graft to stop further dental problems and gum recession, and/or to improve the aesthetics of your gum line.

When the gum tissue has receded either from hard brushing, grinding, or from periodontal disease, the root surface is exposed. This can cause an unappealing appearance as well as sensitivity to the temperature of foods and liquids. If left untreated, this situation can lead to further bone loss and possibly tooth loss.

Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover exposed root surfaces. During this procedure, a piece of gum tissue is taken from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to repair your gum line and reduce sensitivity.

A soft tissue graft can reduce, and in some cases eliminate, further recession and bone loss. Since the tissue covers the previously exposed root surface, it may result in reduced tooth sensitivity. If the defect was visible when smiling, the result can also improve appearance. 

Please see the Periodontal Gallery for the types of results that can be accomplished with gum tissue grafts.


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(250) 656-7553