Gum Grafts Provide a Healthier and More Attractive Smile
Gum recession is a common side effect of periodontal disease. However, it can also be a precursor to this uncomfortable condition. Once gum recession begins, it will continue to progress. As the gums continue to separate from the base of your tooth, unhealthy bacteria will develop in between these pockets, as well as expose the root surface of the tooth. A receding gum line not only causes aesthetic issues by creating an asymmetrical smile, but it can also result in dental sensitivity and increase your risk for tooth decay. If left untreated, it may eventually lead to tooth loss. Our dentists at Metropolitan Dental Care provide a variety of periodontal treatments, including gum grafts to correct a receding gum line. A gum graft will not only protect your teeth and oral health, but it will also improve the appearance of your smile.