Receded gums are irritating, cause tooth sensitivity and elongated-looking teeth. In the case where gums have receded, it is necessary to correct them for the health of the gums and the teeth. Cadena Dentistry performs gum grafts to correct receded gums right here in our Del Rio, TX dentistry.
Gum grafts take tissue from another area of the mouth and restore the receded gums to their natural state. The tissue is often taken from an area where there is excess gum tissue, the soft palate, or the roof of the mouth. The area where the tissue is taken from often experiences little to no discomfort.
The tissue is then stitched down into place where the gums are receded. This promotes growth, so along with the newly placed tissue, the gums will grow even more into a healthy, natural-looking gum line.
Receded gums can be caused from gum disease, a misaligned bite, or even abrasive brushing. Receded gums can cause a tooth to fall out if they are not corrected. They also expose the tooth’s root, so the teeth are often sensitive to heat, cold, and other changes to the mouth.
If receded gums are irritating you, do not wait to schedule a consultation with us. For more information about gum grafting or to schedule an appointment, call Cadena Dentistry of Del Rio, TX at (830) 775-3322 or visit our website, www.cadenadentistry.com.