When your gums recede due to advanced periodontal disease, you not only develop changes to your smile’s appearance, but to your overall stability too. Without gum grafts, you could even risk the loss of your teeth. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist’s office will look at transforming smiles with gum grafting, so you can smile with confidence and avoid issues like tooth loss.
The Causes of Gum Recession
When you have untreated periodontal disease, this could eventually cause the gum tissues to recede. The recession makes your teeth appear long and uneven. The exposed portions of the tooth structure are then vulnerable to issues like tooth decay and infection. If your tissues are receding, then you could be approaching the advanced stage of the disease, known as periodontitis, which could lead to tooth loss. Periodontal disease could be caused by gingivitis, or gum inflammation, which itself could be the result of poor oral hygiene habits and serious plaque buildup. A family history of the disease is a factor too, as is the use of certain medications or the presence of inflammatory illness. We will carefully examine your smile to assess the cause and severity, so we can choose the right treatment for your smile.
The Grafting Procedure
When you lose jawbone structure due to tooth loss, we could rebuild these weakened portions with bone grafting, in which we attach new structures to the teeth to rebuild it. Likewise, gum grafting also includes placing new tissues to address the exposed portions of your smile. These soft tissues could be taken from other parts of your smile. we attach them to the receded portions of the smile, where they will bond with the other gum tissues. This protects tooth roots from decay and infection, and also reduces the depth of periodontal pockets to make the disease more manageable with a preventive approach moving forward. This helps improve smile beauty, so you have a symmetrical gum line again, and could limit the risk of bone loss or even tooth sensitivity.
If you have any questions about how we conduct a gum grafting procedure, or if you have sore, red gums that need attention then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help treat your recession so you can smile with confidence and enjoy good oral health again too!
Schedule a Visit for Periodontal Treatment Today
Our team wants to help you smile with confidence and avoid tooth loss, which is why we offer treatment to help rebuild or restore weakened or damaged portions of your smile, including your gum tissues. If you have questions about our gum grafting procedure or our other options for treating or managing poor periodontal health, then please contact your Newport Beach, CA dentist’s office at (949) 630-0143.