Healthy gums come up high around the necks of the teeth. Poor tooth
alignment, brushing patterns, or periodontal
disease can cause your gums to pull back, exposing some
portion of the root surface.
In addition to making your teeth appear too
long, exposed tooth roots can also be very temperature sensitive,
so hot or cold foods or beverages can cause discomfort or pain. Left
uncorrected, receding gums can cause more severe problems later on.
solution to receding gums is a soft
tissue graft. A graft can be done on one tooth, or several. The
procedure covers exposed roots, reduces sensitivity, protects roots
from decay and prevents further gum and bone loss. It also makes your
smile more attractive by evening out your gum line.
of Periodontal Disease
• Bad breath
• Bleeding tender gums
• Receding gums
• Periodontal pockets
• Loose teeth
• Spaces btw teeth
• Periodontal abscess
• Bone loss
• Tooth loss