If you are looking for an expert periodontist, you will want to be seen and treated by our top-notch periodontist, Dr. John Russo. At Russo periodontics, our dentist Sarasota FL will be able to provide you with many different types of periodontal treatments, including gum grafting.
Gum grafting is a periodontal procedure that is used to treat gum recession. Gum recession can be caused by gum disease, or by other causes which can even include tooth brushing which is too vigorous. When the gums recede, it may actually appear as though your teeth are getting longer, but what is actually occurring is that the gums are pulling away from the bottom of your tooth. Gum grafting can be done to protect teeth from the bad effects of gum recession, or gum grafting can be performed to improve the appearance of your smile. When gums recede, more of the tooth root is exposed. When this occurs, the supporting bone can become damaged. Gum recession is a problem which actually affects 4 to 12% of adults. It generally does not become noticeable until it is in a more severe state. Gum recession is usually a very gradual process. However, given time, and exposed tooth root will not only look unsightly, but it can also cause a tooth to become sensitive when you are eating something that is hot or cold. Sometimes, a severe cases of gum recession can lead to tooth loss, if left untreated. A gum graft is used to treat gum recession. There are different gum grafting procedures that can be used by our periodontist. Our dentist Sarasota FL will assess your individual situation and let you know which type of gum graft will work best for you.
For an appointment to meet with our dentist in Sarasota to discuss your gum recession and possibly getting a gum grafting procedure, contact us today.