Your gums may recede and expose your tooth roots due to periodontal disease or other dental problems. When this occurs, our dentists may recommend gum grafting to help you regain healthy gum tissue. We invite you to contact A+ Dental & Implant Center today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Christy Chen and associates and find out if gum grafting in Escondido and San Diego, California, is the right solution for you.
Gum grafting is most frequently required to treat gum recession. Gum recession exposes your tooth root, increasing the risk for tooth loss, and may be caused by a number of factors, including:
- Overaggressive brushing
- Periodontal disease
- Tobacco usage
- Poor oral hygiene
Some common symptoms of gum recession include tooth sensitivity, teeth that look longer, inflammation, bad breath and easy bleeding of the gums. Because gum recession occurs gradually, you may not notice it initially. This makes your regular visits to our office incredibly important as our dentists will be able to diagnose gum recession and work with you to find an appropriate treatment. Gum grafting is one of several treatment options that we will discuss with you.
Gum grafting is a fairly simple procedure during which our dentists will remove gum tissue from another area of your mouth and use it to replace the gum tissue that you have lost. We will review the procedure with you before hand and provide you with detailed instructions so that you can recover quickly and regain your healthy smile.
For more information about gum grafting and to set up a consultation with one of our dentists, please contact our office today.