Gum Grafting: Correct Recession and Improve the Appearance Of Your LongTeeth
Gum recession is a serious condition and should not be ignored. When an exposed tooth root is left untreated, you are at a risk of suffering from tooth damage or decay, or may even end up losing your tooth.
No matter what the cause of your teeth problems is, at Advanced Dental and Implant Center of Orange Park, FL, we have a solution for you.
Gum Recession: Symptoms
- Stained Teeth
- Yellow appearance of tooth roots
- Tooth sensitivity
- Susceptibility to cavities
- Long teeth
- Spaces between the teeth
Gum Recession: Causes
The effects of gum recession are gradual. You may notice that one of your teeth appears longer than the other, or your teeth may become prone to sensitivity. While genes and hormonal factors have a role to play, there are a few causes for gum recession that can be prevented. Some of these include avoidance of aggressive tooth brushing and following a good dental care regimen that includes regular visits to your dentist for oral exams and regular cleanings. Excessive tartar buildup could become a cause for gum recession.
Gum Recession: Prevention
The best way to prevent any gum disease is by means of regular brushing and flossing and visiting your dentist twice a year for oral cleanings and examinations.
If you need any information regarding the right brushing technique, choosing a good toothbrush, establishing a dental home care routine, or overall dental care, Dr. Stephen Strout is here to help. Schedule a consultation at our Orange Park, FL Dental Clinic to know more about the prevention of gum disease.
Gum grafting is a periodontal procedure that involves borrowing a small section of gum tissue from the palate or another source to cover an exposed tooth root. If you feel that you have an uneven gum line, or are worried about exposed tooth roots, schedule an appointment with Dr. Strout to know if gum grafting is the solution for you.
Call our Orange Park FL office at (904) 688-3056.