Receding Gums? Here’s How Gum Tissue Grafting Can Help
Healthy gums snugly surround your teeth to protect them from infections and temperature changes. However, periodontal disease, aggressive brushing, and other factors may cause your gums to recede, exposing your tooth roots. Gum recession causes tooth sensitivity when eating, drinking, and even smiling. It also affects your beautiful smile.
Don’t let the discomfort and unsightliness of receding gums go untreated. Dr. Thelam Nguyen and the team at Tansley Woods Dentistry in Burlington, Ontario, offer gum tissue grafting services to restore your gums to their natural appearance and feel.
Why you should treat gum recession
It’s hard to ignore gum recession because of discomfort and the damage it does to your appearance. Here are the reasons you should consider gingival tissue grafting.
- Health: Gum recession leaves your teeth exposed and vulnerable to decay and tooth loss. Gum grafting effectively covers your tooth roots, improving the health of your teeth and the surrounding bone
- Appearance: Receding gums exposes more of your teeth, creating disharmony to your smile. Gum grafting adds tissue to your recessed gums for a more proportionate smile
- Comfort: Gingival recession exposes your tooth roots, making you sensitive to hot and cold drinks and foods. Patients who have undergone gum grafting can eat, drink, or smile without tooth sensitivity and discomfort
Actual Patients Before and After Results
Gum grafting services at Tansley Woods Dentistry
A receding gum loses its attachment to the tooth, creating pockets or spaces between the gingival tissues and the teeth. When detected early, the progression of gum deterioration can be prevented. The spaces between the gums and teeth can be cleaned, and tooth roots smoothened to reattach to the gums.
However, gum grafting is necessary when gum recession is allowed to progress. Traditionally, gum grafting has always involved removing healthy tissues from other body parts, such as the mouth palate, and suturing it in your gums. Although this works, it creates an additional wound to care for.
Dr. Nguyen uses AlloDerm™ regenerative tissue instead of a gum graft from own tissue. This alternative offers a natural outcome and prevents complications associated with palatal tissue removal.
Restore your gum health with gingival grafting services
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