A condition marked by diminished tissue around the teeth, receded gums occur in a gradual progression that we sometimes don’t notice until someone else points it out. Receding gums can play tricks on a smile, making teeth look slanted, unusually large or misshapen.
But more than giving off an unsightly appearance, gum recession poses a serious dental health risk. It is usually caused by overbrushing or periodontal disease, and if left untreated, can lead to tooth deterioration and other dental diseases.
Symptoms of receding gums include:
- Excessively Long Teeth
- Exposed Roots
- Gum Inflammation
- Halitosis (Bad Breath)
- Pain Below the Gum Line
- Sensitive Teeth
If you think you may have receding gums, we strongly urge you to see a dentist before they lead to more serious problems such as tooth decay and gingivitis.
Gum grafting is a relatively simple procedure. It involves surgically attaching or raising tissue to a healthy level. Gum grafting can be conducted under local or general anesthesia, depending on whether the patient prefers to be awake or unconscious during the procedure. In most cases, total or near-total coverage of the receded area is achievable, and healing time is minimal.
We use advanced equipment and techniques in our gum grafting procedures to give you gums that look and feel natural. Our doctors are always at the forefront of the latest research in dental medicine and use the most up-to-date methods and technology to provide our patients with top quality, compassionate dental care.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.