A Gum Graft Can Even Out Your Gum Line and Rebuild Oral Health

Dentist in Irving, TX

Age or gum disease can often trigger gum recession, a phenomenon in which the gums pull away from the teeth and dental roots. This can not only leave patients unsatisfied with the appearance of their smile, but also causes pronounced tooth sensitivity.

Fortunately, a gum graft at Kids and Grownups Dental in Irving, TX, can restore your natural gum line, ease discomfort, and protect your dental roots from periodontal disease. If you are considering dental implants, this procedure can also boost your chances for a successful treatment. Drs. Joshua Lee and John Lee use a number of advanced gum grafting techniques to lay the foundations for a healthier smile.

Understanding The Long-Term Effects of Gum Recession

Gum recession is a common side effect of both periodontal disease and aging. During periodontitis, pockets of bacteria form in the gums and expand, causing soft tissues to pull away from the underlying bone. Gum recession resulting from age is often a consequence of long-term teeth grinding.

Whatever the cause, the results of recession can have a considerable impact on many aspects of your smile. Many patients are unhappy with how it can leave their teeth looking crooked or old. Furthermore, gum recession can affect your oral health: the soft tissues can no longer protect your dental roots, leaving them susceptible to bacteria. Recession can even leave patients more sensitive to temperature and pressure. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you are likely a candidate for a gum graft.

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