Gum Recession Repair

Gum recession can be localized on one particular tooth or generalized in the mouth. Common causes of gum recession include aggressive tooth brushing and bruxism (grinding). Gum recession often results in exposed tooth roots, which may cause sensitivity to hot and cold foods as well as root caries and decay. Fortunately, gum recession is easily repaired with simple tissue graft surgery. Soft tissue graft procedures involve adding tissue to the exposed roots to restore thin or absent gingival tissue. Soft tissue grafting can improve the esthetic look of the teeth, eliminate sensitivity to hot and cold foods, and safeguard the roots from decay.