Gum Recession

Gum recession can result from several factors including periodontal disease, traumatic toothbrushing, genetically thin gum tissue, and the position of your teeth in your jaw. Minor recession usually requires no treatment other than modifying your home care routine. More severe recession may lead to hot and cold sensitivity, discomfort during tooth cleaning and an aesthetic concern.

In some situations, gum recession can be corrected with a soft tissue graft to regenerate the gum attachment over the exposed tooth root. A thin piece of tissue is taken from the roof of your mouth and placed at the area to thicken the gum tissue and reduce the risk of further recession.