Receding gums are frequently a sign of advanced gum disease. They may give the false impression that your teeth are growing, but that’s only because more of their surface is showing. And while many people find that receding gums are cosmetically unappealing, there are also implications for your overall oral wellness. Fortunately, you can depend on us at Periodontal Consultants. As gum specialists, we are pleased to offer gum grafting as an option for treating this problem.
When your gums recede, there is potential risk for your tooth and also the surrounding bone tissue. Your gums serve an essential role in keeping them protected. It’s not an uncommon occurrence, either. More than 1 in 10 people suffer from receding gums. The procedure of our Philadelphia gum graft itself is quite simple. First you will be numbed sufficiently with local anesthesia. This is to keep you at optimal comfort during the surgery. Our periodontist then harvests tissue from elsewhere in your mouth, such as the roof, to add to your gum tissue. In some cases, depending on your unique situation, it may be advisable to obtain gum tissue from a donor bank instead. This can be determined as part of your initial examination and consultation before you get our Philadelphia gum graft. The end result is quite natural looking, so your smile will have a more appealing appearance once again, and your teeth and bone tissue will not be in danger any longer. The procedure has an impressive success rate and healing is typically fast.
There is no reason to put up with receding gums and take the chances of problems occurring due to them. Please contact our office to set up an appointment where you’ll find out if you’re a good candidate for our Philadelphia gum graft.