Gum Grafting for Gum Disease Treatment
Recession is usually related to a genetic characteristic of narrow jawbone and a thin collar of gum tissue but environmental factors can accelerate it. Environmental factors include aggressive brushing, recurrent acidic beverages or acid reflux, grinding or clenching teeth, smoking or smokeless tobacco-use, and/or periodontal disease.
Patients seeking gum grafting in Aurora or Littleton, Colorado place their trust in the talented team at Periodontal Associates.
What Is So Bad About Exposed Root Surfaces?
Why Is Having a Strong Band of Gum Tissue Around Teeth Important?
Most Common Types of Gum Grafting
Connective tissue graft
Major Benefits Associated With Gum Grafting
- Reduced sensitivity to cold or sweet food/drink
- Improved appearance
- Improved gum health, reduced bone loss, and preserving teeth
- Strengthened teeth and gums before orthodontic care/braces
- Reduced risk for cavities
Risks of Delaying Gum Grafting
- You may need two procedures instead of one to correct the recession
- You may not be able to get an ideal result if recession and bone loss progresses
- While tooth-loss from recession alone is rare, it can happen and replacing teeth is usually more costly and involves a longer treatment plan
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