If your gums have receded, your roots of your teeth will be exposed and no longer benefiting from the protection that your gum tissue provides. Furthermore, many people find that their smile is not as satisfactory, or even unsightly, with receding gums. Here at Dental Implants & Periodontology of Rockville Center, we have the solution in soft tissue grafts, restoring essential gum tissue and with it the balance between your teeth and gums with our Baldwin periodontics.
Gum recession is typically the result of advanced gum diseases. It can leave the false impression that your teeth are growing. And if you suffer with this problem, you are certainly not alone. Approximately 1 in 8 people have receding gums. Often, the situation is left untreated and even undiagnosed. The roots of your teeth, when exposed, become more sensitive. You might experience unpleasant reactions when you eat or drink hot or cold foods and beverages. Eventually, your bone tissue can become affected. Our Baldwin periodontics will perform this procedure, and you can feel assured because we are gum specialists. Local anesthesia will be administered so that you will remain comfortable as the procedure is being done. In order to add back the necessary gum tissue, our periodontal surgeon will obtain similar tissue from your palate, or possible from a donor bank that provides such tissue. This new tissue is then used to cover your exposed roots. The result is that your gums will increased gum health and teeth that are not prone to sensitivity and other concerns due to their exposure. During the early part of the healing process, it is a good idea to maintain a soft diet. Our office will give you the guidance you need when the procedure is complete.
Soft tissue grafts might be exactly what you need. Schedule a consultation with our Baldwin periodontics right now.