Soft Tissue/Gum Graft 

Soft Tissue/Gum Graft

Do you feel you look older than you really are? Sometimes gum recession causes the tooth root to become exposed, which makes your teeth look long and can make you look older than you are. This recession can happen as a result of a variety of causes, including aggressive tooth brushing and periodontal diseases. Whatever the reason, exposed roots are unappealing and can leave you at risk of developing cavities on your tooth root as well as sensitivity to hot and cold foods and liquids.
You may not be in control of what caused the recession, but prior to treatment your periodontist can help you identify the factors contributing to the problem. Once these contributing factors are controlled, gum graft surgery will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.
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--From American Academy of Periodontology--