As you get older, the gums in your mouth are subject to a variety of conditions. They may begin to recede in places, which can cause you pain, tooth sensitivity, tooth loss, and possible damage to the supporting bone. For these reasons, gum recession needs to be treated by qualified dental professionals known as periodontists.
At the offices of Russell Hatfield, DDS, MS, Ltd, our team of highly-skilled professionals includes periodontic specialists, offering you the convenience of complete dental care under one roof. They can recognize and treat the early stages of gum recession before it becomes more advanced, and perform gum-grafting techniques to stop the tooth sensitivity, restore the health of your gums and the attractiveness of your smile.
Gum recession happens when the tissue that surrounds a tooth pulls away from it, exposing more of tooth or the tooth's root. Gum grafts can be used to cover the roots or develop gum tissue. During gum graft surgery, gum tissue is taken 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.
Whether gum grafts are performed to improve function or esthetics, you will often receive the benefits of both: a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health – your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.
Committed to oral health
At the office of Russell Hatfield, DDS, MS, Ltd, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate dental care. For more information on our periodontic services as well as the other dental services we provide, give us a call today.
By Russell D. Hatfield, DDS, MS, LTD
December 17, 2019
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