Gum grafting will address the issues that may arise as a result of receding gums and the exposure of a tooth’s root. Patients may notice that their teeth have started to look longer or are often experiencing sensitivity to hot and cold.
Gum recession can occur gradually or may be the result of aggressive tooth brushing and possibly even periodontal disease. A gum grafting treatment will help prevent any further tissue and bone loss, reduce tooth sensitivity and will protect the roots of your teeth from root decay. If left untreated, the recession will cause more than just sensitivity and perhaps lead to tooth decay, plaque build-up and loss of supporting bone.
Esthetically, gum grafts create an even gum line, thus allowing patients the confidence to speak without feeling self-consciousness over the appearance of their teeth.