Gum recession occurs when the tissue that surrounds the teeth wears down, exposing more of the tooth’s root. If left untreated, gums that have receded and exposed the root of the tooth can eventually cause tooth loss. In order to preserve the health of the gums and tooth, it may be necessary for patients experiencing gum recession to receive a gum graft.
Gum recession can be caused by:
- Advanced periodontal disease
- The aging process
- Poor tooth positioning
Gum grafting is a minimally-invasive dental procedure that typically takes just one visit to our Portland, OR dental practice. After the procedure, you will experience reduced sensitivity to hot and cold and improved health in your gums. The gum grafting procedure also enhances the beauty of your smile by making your gums more aesthetically pleasing. To learn more about gum grafts, please feel free to contact our office today.