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Gum Grafting

What is Gum Grafting and Gum Recession?

If you have gum recession then gum grafting may be necessary in order to protect your teeth from further damage. Gum grafting can also improve the appearance of your smile.

Gum recession occurs when the tissue surrounding the teeth pulls away from the tooth, this can cause damage to the supporting bone. Gum recession is a gradual process and common problems associated with it include tooth sensitivity and can eventually lead to many dental problems if not treated.

Common Problems Associated with Gum Recession
  • Cosmetic Problems
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth loss
  • Tooth and Root sensitivity
  • Future gum recession
  • Plaque build up
  • Loss of tooth-supporting bone
  • Tooth wear/erosion
Risk Factors Associated with Causing Gum Recession
  • Periodontal (Gum and Bone) disease
  • Aggressive tooth brushing
  • Thin or delicate gums
Why opt for a Gum Graft?

Due to the potential problems that can occur it is best to not leave gum recession untreated. A gum graft is often used when the roots are exposed and can be done on one or several teeth. The procedure will reduce the sensitivity of your teeth by covering the exposed roots and often leads to a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Your dentist will determine the best gum graft for you based on your personal situation.


If you are worried about receding gums make an appointment today to discuss your treatment options.

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