When your gums aren’t healthy, your whole smile is impacted. Unfortunately, the first phases of gum disease happen so subtly, patients rarely notice they are suffering. Some of the first signs as gums start to recede can simply be tooth sensitivity and inflammation. Gum grafting may help.
Because the gums are the only protection that the tooth root has from bacteria, receding gums can be considered a serious condition. It can often leave teeth vulnerable to decay and cavities. For this reason, it is important to treat receding gums as early as possible.
There is hope! For patients who are already suffering from receding gums, you can undergo gum grafting surgery. There are currently four different gum grafting procedures available at Mountain Top Periodontics & Implants:
- Pinhole Grafting: The Pinhole Grafting Technique is a surgery-free, suture-free, graft-free, minimally invasive procedure for correcting gum recession and saving teeth.
- Connective Tissue Grafts: In this procedure, new tissue is stitched to the gum line and given time to attach itself.
- Free Gingival Grafts: This procedure takes a graft of tissue from the roof of your mouth to attach to the gums.
- Pedicle Grafts: Tissue is taken from your gums and stitched into place and given time to heal.
The exact type of gum grafting used will depend on your specific circumstances. For more information about treatment for receding gums, schedule a consultation with our team at Mountain Top Periodontics & Implants. We’ll make sure your gums are in tiptop shape and focus on your comfort throughout the process!
With the right treatment plan in place, you’ll be more confident in your healthy smile.