Gum grafts are used to protect teeth from gum recession or even to improve the appearance of your smile. Gum grafting at Islington Dental clinic is done by our in house Periodontist.
Gum recession is when the gums appear to shrink and pull away from the teeth exposing the roots of the tooth or teeth involved. If not treated it may cause damage to the supporting bone and may eventually lead to you loosing that tooth or teeth.
Gum recession happens gradually so not many people will notice the process. Recession can cause sensitivity to teeth and change the appearance of your smile, the exposed root of the teeth will also be at risk for decay and need restoring.
There are many reasons for gum recession such as gum disease, genetics, illness, insufficient dental care and aggressive brushing.
Gum grafting helps with protecting already damaged teeth.