Gum recession is the process in which the tissue that surrounds the teeth pulls away from a tooth, exposing more of the tooth or the tooth’s root.
Many people don’t even notice that their gums have receded, because it is a gradual process. However, over time, an exposed tooth root can not only look ugly, but can cause tooth sensitivity, especially when eating cold or hot foods. Eventually, gum recession, if not treated, can also damage the surrounding bone to the tooth. To repair the damage and prevent further dental problems, a gum tissue graft may be needed.
The graft procedures include connective-tissue grafts, Free gingival grafts, Pedicle grafts with your own tissue or donor tissue. There are different types of gum tissue grafts and techniques that can be performed. Our Specialist Periodontist can advise you on which type would suit your case best, depending on your specific needs.