When a patient has gum disease, it may cause the gums to recede. When the gum disease is treated, the gum recession will most likely stop, however it will not reverse. When gums recede, it not only can look unattractive, but it also can cause future dental problems because of tooth root exposure. At Russo Periodontics, you can receive a Siesta Key gum graft from our expert periodontist, Dr. John Russo.
Patients come to our office to get a Siesta Key gum graft to either improve the cosmetic appearance of their smile, or to protect their teeth which have recently suffered from gum recession. When gums recede, the tissue that surrounds the tooth pulls away from the tooth. When this occurs, more of the tooth root is exposed. This can eventually cause damage to the supporting bone and even end up causing tooth loss. Gum recession is actually a common dental problem that affects up to 12% of adults. Gum recession often goes unnoticed until it becomes more severe. Gum recession is usually a gradual process, so many people do not even notice that it is occurring. Sometimes even brushing your teeth too frequently with a toothbrush that is too hard, can cause damage to the gums and can cause them to recede, as well. When gums have receded, it may also cause your teeth to be sensitive when you eat something that is either hot or cold. In order to prevent major dental problems from occurring, a gum graft may be necessary. There are several different types of gum grafts, and our periodontist will let you know which will be needed in your particular case. In many cases, grafts are taken from the roof of the mouth.
To meet with our periodontist and learn more about the benefits of getting a Siesta Key gum graft at our office, contact us today. Not only may you enjoy the cosmetic benefits of the surgery, but your teeth will be able to remain much healthier, as well.