Gum grafting can be performed in cases where your gums have receded causing sensitivity due to exposure of the root of your tooth.
Cosmetically, gum grafting treatment can be used to improve the appearance of your smile where the gum line has receded making your teeth look elongated.
Gingival recession can be caused by periodontal disease, over brushing (toothbrush abrasion), malocclusion or from grinding. Gum grafting treatment is the ideal solution to prevent future tissue loss and reduce sensitivity.
Having a gum graft reinforces the gum line and will slow down any further recession that might take place, therefore reducing bone loss and the chance of future tooth loss.
Long term benefits include:
- Reduced chance of decay in roots of the tooth
- Improved gum health
- Improved aesthetics of your smile