Gum Transplants

Gingival Recession and Gum Grafts

Understanding gum grafts for receding gums

Gums can sometimes recede, exposing tooth roots and causing sensitivity and other problems. In these cases, gum grafts can be an effective solution. This surgical procedure is designed to treat gum recession, protect your teeth and improve the appearance of your smile.

How to Identify Gingival Recession and the Need for Gum Grafts?

Gingival recession is a dental problem where the gums recede or wear away, exposing more of the tooth or tooth root. This can lead to a series of uncomfortable symptoms that may require Gum Grafts as treatment. Here’s how these symptoms can manifest themselves:

If your gums recede, your teeth may appear longer than before. This can affect the aesthetics of your smile and create pockets where bacteria can accumulate

Gingival recession can expose tooth roots, making your teeth sensitive to temperature changes, such as hot or cold foods. This sensitivity may be a sign of gingival recession that requires professional attention.

A very common question we get is, “How does the gum graft procedure work?” The gum grafting procedure is performed by a specialist dentist. It involves taking tissue from your own mouth or using a synthetic material to restore the gum line. The process is carefully planned and executed to ensure patient comfort and satisfaction.

Treatment options for receding gums

Solutions and Interventions to Treat Gingival Recession

Gingival recession is a problem that can affect the health and appearance of your smile. Fortunately, there are several treatment options to address this problem, from gum grafts to deep cleansing. Here are some of the solutions available to treat receding gums and gingival recession:

An effective treatment for receding gums. Gum grafting uses tissue from your own mouth or a synthetic material to cover exposed roots, protect your teeth and restore the gum line.

For less severe cases of gingival recession, a deep cleaning can remove plaque and tartar build-up below the gum line, helping to prevent further recession.

Every case of gum recession is unique, and a consultation with a dentist specializing in gum grafts and other periodontal treatments can help develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

This process is designed to be simple and effective, offering a teeth whitening solution that can be performed comfortably at home.

Advice from the Dentist

“Smoking is one of the major causes of gum recession. It reduces blood flow to the gums, which can weaken tissues and promote retraction. As a dentist, I urge my patients to avoid smoking or seek help to quit.”


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