Do You Need Gum Recession Treatment From A Periodontist?

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What Is Gum Recession?

You may have been referred to a periodontist by your dentist for treatment of gingival recession and are wondering what this means. In a nutshell, recession is a condition where a patient’s gum tissue pulls back from the teeth over time, which causes root surface exposure and possibly tooth sensitivity. It can happen due to a number of reasons such as genetic predisposition, periodontal disease, and even overaggressive brushing.

How Is Gum Recession Treated?

There are a few ways that recession can be treated in our office with a procedure called gingival grafting, also known as tissue grafting. Typically the procedure involves tissue being taken from one area of the mouth and transplanted to where the gum tissue is thin or receded. This treatment is performed right here in the office with local anesthetic to ensure our patient’s comfort. The result is healthy, thickened gum tissue that improves both the appearance and longevity of your teeth!

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