Deal With Your Gum Recession Today!
If you are experiencing gum recession due to the effects of periodontal disease, you are not alone. According to a recent CDC report, 47.2 percent of adults 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease, and 70.1 percent of people over 65 have periodontal disease. Although gum recession can be a result of several other factors, periodontal disease is typically the main cause of this condition.
Gum recession occurs when the soft tissue surrounding the teeth starts to pull away, revealing the roots of the teeth. This can cause problems like an unattractive and uneven gum line, tooth sensitivity, discoloration, and an increased risk of root decay and damage. Without the gums to provide a barrier of protection, bacteria and disease can grow in these exposed areas, causing further destruction.
Traditional gum grafting procedures involve sourcing gum tissue either from within a patient’s own mouth or from another donor source. The tissue sample is then sutured to the area in need and allowed to heal, restoring the gum line to a healthier level. Allograft procedures obtain the tissue from another donor and reduce the need for a second surgical site within the patient’s mouth.
Restore the original beauty of your smile with soft tissue grafting procedures. If you have gum recession and want to learn more about Allograft gum grafting procedures or the Pinhole Surgical Technique™, please call our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. DeAngelo.