There are all kinds of reasons gums might recede – poor home health care, smoking, and sugar are three common culprits – but once they do, they don’t grow back. In cases where your gums have receded too far, gum grafting can help.
While many Americans suffer from gum disease, not all of them need gum grafting. We recommend this procedure to patients when recession reaches the mucosa, which is the first line of defense against bacterial penetration.
At a certain point, gum recession can cause many problems, including:
If you think your gum recession is an issue, it’s important to speak with a dentist. They can sit down to examine your mouth and determine the next best steps for treatment.
If you’re a good candidate for gum grafting, we’ll take a thin piece of tissue from either:
The gum material will cover the exposed root, helping reduce sensitivity and protect your mouth from bacterial infection.
We’re always happy to help patients take care of their oral health. As a leader in digital dentistry, you can rest easy knowing that we’re prepared to provide expert treatment.
Whether you have any questions you’d like to ask us or you’re ready to book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.