Our Pickering dentists perform gum grafts to help reduce the affects of a receding gum line.
A gum graft is a surgical procedure where gum tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and transplanted onto another area of the gums to cover exposed tooth roots.
A receding gum line occurs when the gum tissue pulls back from the teeth, exposing the tooth root and making it more susceptible to decay. An exposed tooth root can cause severe tooth sensitivity and lead to eventual tooth loss.
Recession of the gums usually happens slowly, so many patient's do not realize it is happening until they begin to experience uncomfortable symptoms.
In some cases, patients choose to have a gum graft for cosmetic reasons.
The gum tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth also plays a role in how appealing your smile will look.
A gum graft can be used to remove excess gum tissue or to reshape an uneven gum line and help improve the perceived size of the gums and teeth.