Certain conditions and/or habits can cause gingival (gum) recession, exposing the root. In order to treat this condition, your dentist will recommend a gum graft to restore its height and thickness. With this minor dental surgery, it is very possible to return your oral health in its best capacity to ensure that the teeth are healthy and protected by the gums.
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Your dentist will suggest a gum graft when the gingiva (gums) have receded a significant amount. This will be a solution to not only help your smile but to protect and maintain the integrity of the periodontal health of your oral cavity.
> Aggressive brushing and/or flossing methods
> Irregular tooth positioning
> Bruxism (grinding) and/or clenching of your teeth
> Trauma to tooth and/or surrounding tissues
> Poor oral health and/or hygiene habits
There are several ways that gum recession can occur:
> The gingiva has an unusual redness and/or inflammation
> There is recurrent bleeding while brushing and/or flossing
> There is increased sensitivity to hot, cold and/or acidic foods and beverages
> Irregularity in the length of the teeth (certain teeth can appear longer than others when comparing)
> Tooth mobility
Gum grafting is a relatively simple surgical procedure aimed at covering exposed roots and restoring thickness to the gums. This procedure is performed under local anesthetic and is done without causing pain to our patients. The following are the steps to this procedure:
When gum recession is not treated, the stability of the oral cavity or teeth becomes a concern. It is important to stabilize them in order to prevent them from falling out.
Gum recession can be the sign of an infection of the gums and/or of the periodontal components. Healthy and thick gums reduces the impact and risk of inflammation.
At Centre Dentaire NP we use the latest surgical equipment to give you quality care, ease and comfort not only during the procedure of a gum graft but during the healing process as well.
Gum recession can alter the visual appearance of the teeth. A gum graft procedure can give back the overall aesthetics and uniform look to your smile!