Gum recesssion treatment (soft tissue graft)

Gum recesssion treatment (soft tissue graft)

Individuals who have periodontal disease can go through treatment which will control their dental problems and gum recession. The aesthetics of the gum line can be developed as well. Gum recession leads to the exposure of tooth roots. This makes the teeth look longer, making your smile unsightly. But more importantly, the roots which are exposed are extremely sensitive, and it can be uncomfortable and sore whilst drinking hot or cold items.

There can be several reasons for gum recession, such as periodontal disease or simply aggressive brushing of teeth. It is vital for you to know the exact reason for your gum recession so that you may be able to control it. Your periodonist or the dental hygienist will be able to identify the factors which have contributed to the gum recession.

After the identification of the factors which have caused the gum recession, the gum recession treatment, which is also called soft tissue graft, will be initiated by your dental hygienist or periodonist. This process would try to revamp the deficiency and make sure that no further gum recession is experienced and that bone loss is prevented.

The actual purpose of the gum recession treatment or the soft tissue graft is to cover the roots or develop the tissue on the exposed roots. The dental hygienist or the periodonist initially utilizes the gum tissue from your palate or from a donor in order to cover the exposed roots. This treatment is possible for a single tooth, or for the complete gum line, if required.

The soft tissue graft is vital because it prevents the gums from becoming weaker and infected. If the treatment is not executed at the right time, the gum recession can continue further and cause loss of bone. Gum recession treatment saves you from the pain of having sensitive roots. Moreover, it returns the beauty of your smile. With this single procedure, you can have the benefits of cosmetic dentistry and achieve periodontal health as well.

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