Gum grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession. Various methods can be used in gum grafting, including donor tissue, which gives the patient more options, minimizes discomfort, and reduces recovery time.
If one or more of your teeth appear longer than others, you may be experiencing gum recession. While the appearance of recession detracts from the aesthetics of your smile, it may also signal a more significant oral health concern. Gum recession leaves your teeth susceptible to developing plaque and cavities in the tooth’s root, a problem that a simple filling is unlikely to correct effectively. Gum recession is also a sign that you are losing tooth-supporting bone beneath the surface.
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Factors contributing to gum recession include aggressive teeth brushing, poor oral hygiene, naturally “thin” gum tissue, tooth crowding, an outward position of the teeth, uneven and heavy biting forces, and genetics. While gum recession is the most visible sign of damage, you will also be experiencing bone loss beneath the surface of your gums. Without intervention, damage can eventually lead to tooth loss.
Gum grafting solves aesthetic problems and structural concerns caused by gum recession.
Gum tissue grafts have been shown to not only provide for long-term tooth protection, but also to regenerate bone growth.
Gum issues often have both health and aesthetic consequences. Gum tissue grafts create a healthy and protective gumline while also improving the overall appearance of teeth that may have appeared to be too long.
Exposed roots lead to pain and serious issues for the involved tooth. Full coverage with gum tissue prevents the opportunity for root exposure and future damage in the treated area.
Gum recession is defined by loss bone loss in addition to gum loss. With enough recession, the tooth becomes unstable and may require removal. Gum grafting helps avoid this.
As a periodontist, Dr. Israel Puterman specializes in procedures related to the teeth’s supporting structures, including gum grafting. Experience, expertise, and excellent results make him the “go to” specialist for patients and referring doctors.
If one of your teeth appears longer than normal or if you can see the tooth root, gum grafting may be the solution you need. To learn more, please contact us today.
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