Gingival Grafting in Richmond Hill, Ontario

Besides cavities, another common issue that many patients have is gum recession. Gum recession happens when your gum tissues recede making your teeth more sensitive. Gum recession can occur for a number of reasons, such as overly aggressive brushing, gum disease, and aging. 

Most people brush way too hard believing that the harder they brush, the cleaner their teeth will be. However, this simply isn't the case and aggressive brushing can wear away your teeth and gum tissues. In addition, gum disease is another common cause of gum erosion. As plaque accumulates below your gum line, it can deteriorate the tissues that support your teeth. As result, your gums will break down which can cause sensitivity, exposed roots, and an increased risk of decay.

Depending on the severity of your gum recession, we may recommend gingival grafting which is a procedure that takes tissues from other areas of your mouth (such as the roof) and uses them to cover your exposed root surfaces. This is done to cover the exposed roots and minimize your tooth sensitivity. In addition, this reduces your chances of developing further decay and boost the appearance of your smile.

If you would like to learn more about gingival grafting, contact Bamboo Dental in Richmond Hill to speak with one of our staff. We have lots of knowledge and experience treating gum recession and we would be happy to help improve your oral health.