Gum Grafting / Root Coverage

Among the causes of gum recession are:

  • Overzealous tooth brushing
  • Use of hard toothbrush
  • Thin anatomy
  • Acids (i.e., sodas, gastric reflux)
  • Orthodontic movement
  • High muscle pull
  • Fillings close to the gum
  • Oral piercings
  • Periodontal disease
  • Crooked teeth

 

Receded gums may expose the root of a tooth and cause:

  • Hypersensitivity to air, cold or other stimuli
  • Cosmetic concerns
  • Progression of recession and even tooth loss
  • Tooth decay

Soft tissue grafting can be performed to cover roots and restore your beautiful smile.