We see patients each day who have problems with receding gum lines. Not only is a gum line that is receding unsightly, but it is a condition that puts the roots at risk of damage. The longer you allow gum recession to continue unchecked, the more potential there is for damage to your roots.
Until recently, when a cosmetic dentist wanted to cover exposed tooth roots from unsightly recession, there was only one option an elaborate surgery called a graft. During a graft, the dentist removes some skin from the roof of your mouth. Next, the skin covers the area where your gums receded and sutured into place. Our dentist sutures the donor tissue into place.
The thought behind this procedure is that, over a period of time, the skin will attach to the receding gum line. This will cover the tooth roots to protect them from damage. Replacing the receded gums also creates an attractive smile. Even though grafting had a high rate of success, the invasive surgery, long recovery, and chance of poorly matched skin tones all cooled the high anticipation for the procedure.
is a relatively new procedure that allows a dentist to cover the exposed root without any surgery. Our dentist starts this procedure by numbing the area surrounding the gum that needs repair. Next, the dentist makes tiny pinholes in the gum need repairing. Our dentist will use very small dental instruments to make holes in the receded gums. The gums are detached away from the gum line and pulled into their correct position where they cover the roots that once were exposed. Patients and dental professionals prefer this method because it is fast, painless, and heals quickly.
If you have a receding gum line, please feel free to contact our office. A member of our staff can set up an appointment for you to speak with our dentist and have your gums evaluated.