One consequence of gum disease is gum recession. The gum recedes away from your teeth, exposing sensitive roots, leaving them vulnerable to decay and temperature sensitivity. Receding gums also take away your teeth’s secure foundation, making them less stable and susceptible to movement.
If left to fester, gum recession can lead to severe decay and eventual tooth loss.
A gum graft will repair recessed gums to bring back security and protection to your smile. A thin piece of tissue is removed from another area of your mouth – like the roof of your mouth or cheek. It’s then grafted to the remaining gum, covering up the delicate root and restoring stability for your teeth.