Periodontal procedures are performed to stop further dental problems and gum recession, and/or to improve the esthetics of your gum line. Exposed tooth root is the result of gum recession. Perhaps you wish to enhance your smile by covering one or more of these roots that make your teeth appear too long. Another reason to have the root surfaces covered is because the exposed roots are sensitive to hot or cold foods and liquids.
Your gums may have receded for a variety of reasons, including aggressive tooth brushing, grinding your teeth, or periodontal disease Austin. You may not be in control of what caused the recession, but prior to treatment, your Periodontist Austin can help you identify the factors contributing to the problem. Once these contributing factors are controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure is performed to repair the defected gum and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.
Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue, which faded because of excessive gingival recession. During this procedure, your Periodontist Austin takes gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.
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