Gum Grafting
Gum graft surgery is a dental procedure for treating thinning gums or gum recession. Gum recession occurs when both bone and gum tissue wear away, exposing the root surface. This may cause increased sensitivity, especially when brushing your teeth or when eating or drinking hot or cold foods. The root surface is weaker than the enamel surface and could make the tooth more vulnerable to decay. If left untreated, gum recession could eventually lead to tooth loss. Gum grafting can cover most exposed root surfaces, but more importantly, grafts add volume to your gum line, protecting the bone structure to increase the health and longevity of your teeth.
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