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Maintaining a beautiful smile with healthy gums is something we all strive to achieve. However, sometimes the gum tissue can start to pull away from the tooth, leaving the roots exposed and eventually causing many problems for your dental health.
While gum recession often comes with age, some patients tend to be more genetically predisposed to the condition. Luckily, many patients have turned to gum graft surgery to correct the issue and restore function, health, and beauty to their smiles.
The process of gum recession is often gradual and can go unnoticed until it reaches more advanced stages. If left untreated, the condition can cause serious effects, such as tooth loss.
Here are more oral health benefits of correcting your receding gum line with gum graft surgery.
Benefits of Gum Graft Surgery
Covers Exposed Roots to Protect Them From Decay
A receding gum line exposes the roots, increasing the risk for tooth decay and other oral health issues. Over time, this can contribute to loosening of the teeth and, in severe cases, tooth loss.
An expertly crafted gum graft protects your teeth and their roots from further decay and prevents inflammation, ultimately preventing receding tissue.
Reduces Tooth Sensitivity
When the teeth are exposed, they become highly sensitive to touch, even sensitive to hot or cold foods.
With gum grafting surgery, patients can add that layer of protection and curtail the bothersome discomfort associated with gum recession.
Improves Aesthetics of Your Smile
Receding gums can make your teeth appear longer and less attractive. By adding new gum tissue with grafting, you get to significantly improve the aesthetics of your smile as your gums will look more even, natural, and generally more pleasing to look at.
When your smile is improved, it will help boost your overall confidence.
Improves Periodontal Health
Without healthy and strong gum tissue, plaque can get under the gums and other sensitive areas, causing cavities and decay. This can lead to bone loss and further destroy the gum tissue.
Gum grafting reinforces the gum tissue, preventing further problems and improving periodontal health.
Interested in Learning More?
If you are struggling with gum recession, act now.
Before your surgery, Dr. Salamati will perform a comprehensive oral assessment to evaluate the health of your dental structure and assess the extent of the damage. Upon assessing your needs, he will determine the type of graft needed for your dental health.