Restore Lost Tissue and Reverse the Effects of Gum Recession
Gum recession is the process of gum tissues gradually pulling away, or shrinking, down the length of the tooth root(s). Exposing the underlying root surfaces, gum recession is a serious oral health concern, increasing the risk of tooth damage and even tooth loss. Symptoms are both functional and cosmetic, and range from tooth sensitivity to discoloration and longer-looking teeth. Treating gum recession is extremely important to your oral health, comfort and smile. At Michigan Implants and Periodontics, our expert periodontists are trained in restoring lost tissue and reversing gum recession through a variety of gum grafting techniques.
What Are the Benefits of Gum Grafting?
Gum recession may be caused by gum disease, genetics, tobacco use, trauma, ill-fitting restorations, oral piercings and parafunctional habits (teeth grinding or clenching). No matter the cause, however, gum grafting restores the gum to a healthier level, offering benefits like:
Covers and protects tooth root
Minimizes tooth sensitivity
Improves cosmetic appearance
Restores balanced, even gum line
Reduced risk of gum decay