Look & Feel Better With a Grafting Procedure

Your smile is at risk if your gums have separated from your teeth. Receding gums allow harmful bacteria to gain access to the roots of your teeth. That can turn into bone loss and tooth infections. A gum graft is a type of dental surgery that can rebuild your gumline. It adds new periodontal tissue where you have lost some. After this procedure, your periodontal tissue will protect your tooth roots again.

To remain completely comfortable during your procedure, you can choose to receive dental sedation.

To help prevent gum recession, it’s good to know the factors that can cause it. If you have receding gums, it might because of one or more of these things:

  • Aggressive Brushing — Too much of a good thing can create problems. Brushing twice daily is important for removing harmful bacteria and preventing plaque and tartar buildup. Yet brushing too hard can harm your gums. Always use a gentle touch.
  • Poor Oral Care — If you ignore your oral hygiene routine, it will catch up to you eventually. Your routine should include two professional dental cleanings a year.
  • Hormonal Changes — Women are more likely to have gum infections during times when they are experiencing hormonal changes, such as puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.
  • Periodontal Disease — This may be the most common cause of gum recession. We can restore your oral health with gum disease treatment.

At Dental West, you can get the benefits of gum grafts in Pasco, WA. To schedule a consultation, call 509-588-0082.