Gum recession is a very common problem, in fact it affects 4% -12% of the adult population and what is really a source of concern is that it practically goes unnoticed until it is very severe.
Gum recession is the process wherein the tissue that surrounds your teeth pulls away thus exposing the tooth or even the tooth’s root. One of the most common signs of gum recession is sensitivity; if this condition goes unnoticed eventually it can damage the supporting bone.
Gum recession many times goes unnoticed because it is a gradual process. Eventually if this condition goes untreated it can result not only in gum recession but also tooth loss and can compromise the bone that holds that tooth too.
For this reason it is important to visit your dentist at least twice a year for check-ups so that he/she can spot conditions like this right from the start and give you options and treatments if necessary.
Gum Grafts are usually performed as a way to reverse receding gums, however they are also done for purely cosmetic reasons.
Usually in this surgical procedure a flap of skin is cut from the top of your mouth and the tissue located under the flap is removed a is stitched to the gum tissue surrounding the root of the tooth. There are three types of gum grafts and what determines which type of gum graft is better for you will depend on the state of your gums.
There are variations to the method and it all depends on the state of your gums, and if you have plenty of gum tissue around your teeth or not.
Are you experiencing tooth sensitivity lately? Do you perceive your teeth to be more elongated? These are good signs of gum recession.
Contact Prisma today and let us guide your way to optimal gingival health.
By: Prisma Dental
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