Read below to learn more about our Gum Grafting Procedures here in Wilkes-Barre, PA…
Gum recession is one of most common results of periodontal disease, or gum disease and is characterized by the movement of the gum line down the root of a tooth. Recession can range from to one tooth or many and symptoms may vary from none to extreme root sensitivity, inflammation of the tissues, root exposure, cavities, and aesthetic concerns. It is important to have gum recession repaired because gum tissue is the primary barrier to bacteria. Without adequate gum tissue bacteria can cause gum disease, bone and gum deterioration, decay, and tooth loss.
Patients who feel that their teeth are too large or who are embarrassed by the amount of tooth showing can benefit from gum grafting procedures. Gum disease can cause a significant loss of supporting structures, gum grafting can be used to return the gum line to a more attractive level. This procedure will reduce the amount of tooth that shows and improve the overall health of the teeth and gums.
If a patient is experiencing gum recession resulting from gum disease, it can be repaired through a grafting procedure.