Gum Graft Surgery

Gum Graft Surgery Mountain View PeriodontistRecession of the Gums May be Caused by Many Factors, Including gingival inflammation, bone loss, tooth positioning, Heavy Toothbrushing or Clenching of the Teeth.

Sometimes, recession causes the tooth root to become exposed, giving your teeth a longer appearance, and making you look older than you are. As the gum that protects the root surface of the tooth is lost, not only does it create an esthetic deformity, it makes the tooth more sensitive to changes in temperature, touch, and to proper oral hygiene techniques. The exposed root surfaces also are more susceptible to cavities.

Gum grafts are designed to augment lost soft tissue, to reduce root sensitivity, to cover exposed roots, to reduce further gum recession and to protect vulnerable roots from decay.