When recession of the gums occurs, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma. When gum recession is a problem, gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is an option.
Gum recession results in bone loss as well. Recession can cause sensitivity to hot and cold foods as well as an unsightly appearance of the gum and tooth. When significant, gum recession can predispose to worsening recession and expose the root surface, which is softer than enamel, leading to root cavities and root gouging or notching.
Dr. Domagala utilizes 3 different methods to treat gum recession. A connective tissue graft, utilizing your own tissue. A connective tissue graft using fibro-gide or a gingival graft. After Dr. Domagala performs and through examination, he will make recommendations as to which treatment will likely give you the best results.
The gingival graft procedure is highly predictable and results in a stable, healthy band of attached tissue around the tooth.
Dr. Domagala can place dental implants, treat gum disease, perform cosmetic periodontal surgery, and more. Contact us today!
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