Gum Grafts for Treating for Gum Recession
When you think about how you care for your oral health, you should not limit it to just the teeth. It’s important to make sure that you are doing what is necessary to help prevent dental issues with your teeth, including tooth decay, tooth restoration, aligning crooked or impacted teeth, etc. It is critical that you also care for your gums, which can often be overlooked. If you notice that your gumline is withdrawing from your teeth, it may be time to look into treating your gum recession. If this describes your situation and you are in Burlington, Ontario, you should drop into Tansley Woods Dentistry for a visit with Dr. Thelam Nguyen and his skilled team. Dr. Nguyen offers gum grafting for treating gum recession.
Your Gum Health
Gum recession is an incredibly common periodontal health concern. Your gums can recede for a number of reasons, including:
- Overaggressive brushing
- Prior orthodontic treatment that was aggressive
- You have thin gum tissue
- Gingivitis/Gum Disease
While some of the reasons listed above are easily corrected, of more concern is when your gums recede due to gum disease brought on by bacteria and inflammation caused by poor oral hygiene. When gum disease is left untreated, it can cause your gums to recede. A gum graft can reverse the effects and lead you down the road to restored oral health.
What is a Gum Graft?
Gum grafts are performed by your dentist, or a gum specialist called a periodontist. Gum grafting is the leading choice of dentists for treating gum recession. A gum graft will reverse the effects brought on by poor oral hygiene and other causes of gum recession. The process involves getting a piece of tissue from either the roof of your mouth or from the healthy gum tissue and then grafting this tissue to where the gum has receded. It is a quick and fairly simple procedure that utilizes your body’s own tissue, thus greatly reducing any chance of rejection.
If you are interested in learning more about what gum grafting options are available to you in Burlington, Ontario, you should reach out to Dr. Thelam Nguyen today at Tansley Woods Dentistry. For an appointment, simply call (289) 273-4289 today!