Here at University Dental Group, we are dedicated to your total oral health care, treating the entire mouth including your gums.
If you are experiencing sensitivity or your teeth have started looking longer, your gums may be receding. Receding gums are a result of periodontal gum disease, an aggressive brushing technique or tongue and lip piercings that irritate and wear away the gum tissue.
If the condition is caught early, it’s possible that a professional cleaning combined with scaling can heal gums and prevent further damage. However, if the condition is more extensive, gingival grafting may be necessary. This procedure entails the dentist taking soft tissue from other areas of the mouth and attaching it to the exposed area. Not only does this repair the wounded area, but according to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) it also helps prevent additional infection or recession.
Please don’t delay treatment. Gingival grafting can decrease tooth sensitivity, protect your teeth and roots from decay, and enhance your appearance with a more even gum line.
If you have any questions or want more information regarding gingival grafting, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (407) 679-5151.