newport beach gum grafts

When you suffer from periodontal disease, or brush too rough, this could lead to receding tissues. Over time, this could threaten the health of your teeth and even increase the risk of tooth loss. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, oral surgeon talks about how we can improve the health and beauty of your smile with gum grafts.

The Causes of Gum Recession

When you develop periodontal disease and the issue remains untreated, then it can begin to reach a more advanced stage, known as periodontitis. Along the way, your tissues will begin to recede, pulling away from the teeth. Likewise, if you brush too hard, this can cause gum recession too. When the tissues recede, this exposes sensitive tooth structure to increase the risk of cavities and infection, and you’re more likely to develop periodontitis too, which is linked to tooth loss and discomfort. When you notice your tissues pulling from your teeth, making them appear longer or uneven, then contact our team today. With oral surgery, we can restore your smile and also help manage the disease to keep your smile healthy and whole.

Getting Started

To begin, our team will carefully examine your smile with advanced imaging systems. We want to obtain clear and detailed images of your gums, as well as your tooth roots and jawbone, so we can assess any damage to the underlying bone structure due to disease. We will also clean the grafting procedure in detail. Following the procedure, we will recommend seeing your general dentist for a cleaning every three to four months so that harmful plaque and tartar can be removed to manage the disease and prevent the later stages, so your smile remains healthy and whole.

Gum Grafting

With gum grafting, we will gently remove tissues from other parts of the interior of your mouth. We will then attach the tissues to the receded portions of your smile, covering the teeth and improving the overall symmetry of your gum line in the process. This protects the roots and prevents bone loss, so your smile remains strong and stable. This also prevents tooth sensitivity and toothaches, and helps you avoid the major complications related to untreated periodontal disease.

If you have any questions about how we treat gum recession with our gum grafts, or if you’re ready to receive a consultation due to symptoms like long teeth, sensitivity, soreness, or bleeding when you brush and floss, then contact our team today. We want to help you enjoy a strong and healthy smile with oral surgery!

Talk To Balboa Dental Surgery About Treating Gum Recession

When gums recede, this could threaten your oral health. We can help! To learn more about stopping receding tissues, or to schedule your appointment, contact your Newport Beach, CA oral surgeon at (949) 630-0143!