Gum Recession Surgeries
Gum recession is the loss of gum tissue causing exposure of the root surface. It can be caused by improper brushing technique, poor oral hygiene, grinding of teeth, gum disease, abnormal frenal attachments etc.
To manage the receding gum line, your dentist/surgeon may recommend Gum graft surgery to to increase the thickness of the gum tissue and prevent further gum recession or to cover root surfaces of the teeth that have become exposed.
Although it might sound scary, a variety of gum grafting procedures are routinely performed to manage receding gums. The procedure involves carefully stitching a small amount of new tissue in the area of the gum recession. The tissue used in this procedure most often is taken from the roof of the mouth but may come from a variety of other sources. Your body’s natural recovery process takes over after the grafting procedure is complete and new blood vessels grow into the graft and help it to become integrated with the surrounding tissue.