Soft tissue grafts are used for addressing gum recession, in which your tooth's roots become exposed, making them appear as if they've grown in size. Due to both the cosmetic and health concerns, soft tissue grafts represent an excellent method of treatment. Have this procedure done with expert care by our specialist here at the periodontal practice of Mitchell Bloom.
Why do your gums recede in the first place? It's generally traced back to the effects of gum disease. In its later stages, inflammation of your gum tissue occurs. It's common enough that about 1 in 8 people experience this symptom. Certainly, gum recession makes your smile look more “toothy” and you may find this to be a negative effect. However, an equal if not greater concern is what the exposure of your roots can mean. You are likely to have increased sensitivity, especially when eating or drinking foods and beverages that are hot or cold. Your bone tissue is also prone to harm. Fortunately, with our periodontal treatment in Lenox Hill, there is a solution. Gum tissue is similar to what covers your palette, and so that tissue can be used to counteract the loss of gums. Depending on the situation, our periodontal treatment in Lenox Hill may make use of tissue from a donor bank instead. The result is that your gums will once again cover the roots of your teeth. During the healing process, you should eat softer foods so as not to cause irritation or slow down recovery at all.
With soft tissue grafts, receding gums can be a thing of the past. Are you a good candidate for our periodontal treatment in Lenox Hill? Just reach out to our office and we will schedule an appointment for you to come in for a consultation and examination to find out.
By Mitchell J. Bloom, DMD, PC
January 29, 2019