Why Do I Need Gum Grafting?
is most often the result of periodontal disease, though there are many other contributing factors, such as aggressive brushing, smoking, orthodontic treatment, and a misaligned bite. Receding gums can make your teeth look longer, aging your smile and leaving your teeth exposed to greater amounts of plaque and bacteria. You may also suffer from sensitive teeth, bleeding gums, or gum inflammation.
Many may not notice the progression of gum recession until the condition becomes severe because the erosion of the gum tissue occurs so gradually. If you are experiencing gum recession, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tehrani for gum grafting surgery. A gum grafting procedure can rebuild your gum lines to healthy levels, restoring the appearance and function of your smile.
How Does Gum Grafting Correct Gum Recession?
Before treatment for gum recession can be scheduled, Dr. Tehrani must ensure that an active periodontal infection is not present. Gum disease treatment may be recommended after a thorough examination of your periodontal tissue, if necessary.
During your gum grafting surgery, Dr. Tehrani will utilize gum tissue from your palate or another source, like a tissue bank, to rebuild your gum line. The donor tissue is collected and then sutured in place to cover the exposed tooth roots. Over time, it will integrate with the existing tissue, creating healthier, more beautiful gums to frame your teeth. Gum grafting procedures can be performed on a single tooth or to correct gum recession on multiple teeth.