What is gum recession: Gum recession, or “gingival recession” is a condition where the gum moves from its natural position downward (mandible) or upward (Maxillary) exposing the sensitive root surfaces of a tooth. Reversing gum recession is not just a cosmetic concern. Root exposure can sometimes be very sensitive and increases the risk of cavities along the gum line, and may even cause bone loss or tooth loosening.
Gum Graft: Leaving gum recession untreated, will most likely lead more gum recession overtime. There are many different options for treating gum recession and the key factor is treating it as early as possible.
- Subepithelial connective tissue graft for root coverage (for sensitivity, cosmetic etc…) This procedure involves removing some of the tissue from underneath your gums on the roof of the mouth and placing it over the area of recession.
- Pedicle graft
- Double papilla graft
- Keratinized tissue graft (to increase good light pink tissue protecting your teeth)