GUM GRAFTING FOR RECEDING GUMS

If you notice that your teeth appear “longer” you may have thin or receding gum tissue. The gums serve to protect your teeth and help to anchor them to the jaw. While receding gum tissue does not typically cause pain, it may cause sensitivity. Loss of gum tissue over time is fairly common and can be treated through gum grafting.

Routine visits to the dentist can help prevent gum recession or identify the need for receding gums to be treated before too much damage has occurred. The sooner you seek treatment the more likely you are to have successful results. Gum grafting, also known as soft tissue grafting, is one option for restoring the gum tissue. A comprehensive exam to assess your oral health and lifestyle choices will be performed to identify if and what type of gum grafting is best for you.

Gum Graft before
Before: Notice teeth (second and third from the left) has yellowish roots showing and long appearance.
After: Gum grafting completed on the second and third teeth. The roots are covered and the teeth are better protected.

Lack of symptoms does not always equate to lack of disease. If you have any concerns about your oral health, such as receding gums, schedule an appointment with Dr. David Evans office immediately to learn more about restoring your gum health.