If you suffer from receding gums or gum disease, not only does your appearance change, but your dental health can be impacted as well. Gum grafting is a simple dental procedure that can effectively rebuild your gum line and protect your teeth from further damage.
Gum recession is a condition in which your soft tissue gradually separates from surrounding teeth. This leaves more of the tooth root exposed, which results in the appearance of longer teeth. Long teeth might not be a problem; however, this may damage the supporting bone beneath, causing your teeth to become less secure and perhaps fall out.
It is important not to ignore gum recession until it is too late. Gum recession is a gradual process and one that is often difficult for patients to spot themselves.
If you suffer from receding gums or gum disease, a gum graft procedure may be needed to protect your teeth from further damage. Contact our office to schedule a dental exam with us today to see if gum grafting may be needed to correct your gum recession.
Dr. Rosecler Marmentini is an orthodontist and specializes in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.