Gum recession otherwise known as receding gums is when your gums have pulled away from the tooth, leaving the delicate root exposed. There are a number of factors that can cause your gums to recede, especially periodontal disease. These are bacterial gum infections that destroy gum tissue and supporting bone that hold your teeth in place. Gums may recede for a number of other reasons also, including genetics, overaggressive brushing, inadequate brushing and flossing and tooth grinding. Dr Baradaran is exceptional in correcting the affects of gum recession achieving a beautiful and highly esthetic smile. Its a quick and relatively simple surgery in which a periodontist removes healthy gum tissue from the roof of the mouth or from a tissue bank “allograft tissue" and uses it to build the gum back up where it has receded. The result is very long lasting and permanent.
Gum grafting is a procedure performed to treat gums recession. Gum recession can be caused by gum disease or aggressive tooth brushing. Receded gums can cause sensitivity during eating and drinking. If the gum recession is severe, the tooth will become exposed to bacteria, which creates a higher risk of disease and tooth loss.
The dentist will begin the gum grafting procedure by harvesting a small piece of the gum tissue from another area of the mouth or a tissue bank. The gum graft will then be transplanted onto the area where the gum line has receded. A gum grafting procedure can help prevent the progression of gum disease.