Gum Grafting

What is gum recession?

Gum recession is one of the many detrimental consequences of gum disease. Gum recession occurs when plaque remains on the teeth and hardens into tartar, which aggravates the gums to the point where they actually begin to pull away from the teeth, or recede. Gum recession causes the teeth themselves to appear longer, since there is a bigger tooth to gum ratio. Rough brushing habits can also trigger gum recession.  A gum graft is designed to solve these problems!

Treating Gum Recession with Gum Grafting

Gum Grafts are a predictable way to cover unsightly, sensitive or exposed root surfaces, and even prevent future gum recession.  During a gum graft, a piece of tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth or another source, and sewed to the gum area of concern, covering the roots and restoring the gum line to its original, healthy location.  This procedure can also be performed for cosmetic reasons.

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