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Why do I need Gum Grafting?

Receding gums can be uncomfortable, causing root/tooth sensitivity, gum inflammation, and increasing the risk of root decay. It is important to you’re your receding gums repaired with a gum graft because the gum tissue is the primary barrier against bacteria. Gum grafting also can be used to return the gum line to a more attractive level. Receding gums can have an embarrassing effect on the smile, making the teeth look too long or too large. Gum grafting may be recommended if you have Recession limited to one tooth or many teeth, and if you have symptoms or concerns such as:

  • Root Exposure on One or More Teeth
  • Root Sensitivity
  • Inflammation of the Tissues
  • Cavities
  • Esthetic Concerns
  • Gum Disease
  • Bone and Gum Deterioration
  • Tooth Loss
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