Gums are the foundation and one of the central support systems for your teeth. When your gums recede, it can expose your tooth root. This makes your tooth more susceptible to sensitivity and makes it easier for bacteria to move below your gumline, which can result in an infection of the bone that also supports your teeth.
What Can Cause Gum Recession?
When your gums and bone become infected, it's known as periodontal or gum disease. Periodontal disease can also be the cause of gum recession. If gum disease is left untreated, it can result in tooth loss. Gum disease is actually one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults.
Unfortunately, gum tissue doesn't regenerate, so once it's lost, your tooth is left exposed. Gum grafting may be an ideal solution to replace lost tissue and protect your teeth and their roots.
What Happens During a Gum Grafting Procedure?
During a gum grafting procedure, Dr. Joo takes healthy tissue from other sources and places it over the impacted areas, where it will heal and integrate over time, replacing your lost gum tissue.
Dr. Joo has the advanced training and skills to perform gum grafting procedures right here at our Barrie dental office, so you won't have to seek out a specialist.
Contact Park Place Dental at (705) 728-9922 for more information about gum grafting.