Gum recession, also known as gingival recession, can be a side effect of progressing periodontal disease and other oral health issues. Many people with receding gums experience some degree of gum pain and tooth sensitivity. In many cases, a gum graft is necessary to restore the gum line and improve your oral health. Once the gums have pulled back or are worn down, they do not grow back. In order to restore your oral health, you will need to seek professional treatment with Dr. Omid A. Fard and Dr. Ellie S. Dary in Oakley, CA for receding gums.
Why is Gum Recession Treatment Necessary?
We often recommend gum recession treatment because the health of your gums can affect your oral health and overall health. Gum recession can make your teeth very sensitive and may increase the chances of root surface decay and damage. You may feel self-conscious about your smile when you have gums that recede to expose the root of the tooth.
Treatment for Receding Gums in Oakley, CA
Gum recession is just one of the side effects of progressing periodontal disease and underlying oral health issues. Many people with gum recession experience some degree of tooth sensitivity and gum pain. In some cases, a gum graft is needed to restore the gum line.
Gum Recession Treatment
Dr. Fard and Dr. Dary may recommend gum grafting surgery to address receding gums, which can be very effective for restoring your oral health. A gum graft can be performed by grafting tissue from the roof of the mouth or by using tissue from a nearby donor site. In some cases, we will use donor grafting material to restore the gums.