Have you noticed that your gums receded? Gum recession often happens due to aggressive brushing or grinding. In severe situations, it can susceptibility to gum disease and eventual tooth loss.
Something can be done about it! Depending on the case, gums can be grafted over your roots to rejuvenate your smile. The prognosis of the procedure is a case by case situation, so book a consultation to learn more!
Depending on the case, gums can grown back with grafts to cover your roots with a minor gum plastic surgery. Don’t let the word “surgery” scare you! Once you are numb, you won’t discomfort anything during the procedure. Once the procedure is complete, post-operative instructions and medications will be given to optimize the results.
During the consultation, your Dentist will evaluate your smile, take x-rays, and evaluate your gums. They will determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure, and answer any of your questions.
During the procedure, your gums will be numbed with local anesthetic. You will feel pressure, water, and hear suctioning noises during the procedure. There will be sutures placed to hold the gums in the new position.
Recovery is usually uneventful and simple. Post-operative swelling and possible bruising can occur, and is not something to worry about. Post-operative instructions and medications will be given to you to take care of your new smile!
Gum graft candidacy is case-by-case. Book a consultation to learn more about whether you are a candidate for this procedure!
Come see the Dentalopolis team for professional service with a friendly smile. We think you’ll agree that the Dentalopolis Difference has fundamentally changed what it means to visit the dentist. Book your appointment today!