Your gum tissue plays an incredibly important role in the
beauty and health of your smile. Healthy gum tissue not only offers a barrier
to decay and infection, it provides an aesthetic frame for your teeth as well.
Unfortunately, this tissue can be compromised by untreated gum disease, which is the leading cause of receding gums in Leesburg, VA. Other factors that lead to gum
recession may include teeth grinding, oral piercings, or overly aggressive
The Solution for
When gum tissue is lost, it will not grow back, but it can
be replaced. A gum grafting procedure can transfer periodontal tissue from one
area of your mouth, usually the palate, to another. New tissue is placed over
exposed tooth roots and sutured in place. Over a short period of time, the
tissue will integrate and restore your gums to healthy levels.
Advantages of Gum Grafting
The damaging effects of gum disease occur so slowly that many people hardly notice the negative impact,
until it has progressed too far. However, patients are often surprised by the
benefits of gum grafting on the state of their health and appearance. Some of
the benefits of gum grafts include:
- More attractive smile
- Evenly contoured gum lines
- Covered tooth roots
- Reduced tooth sensitivity to heat and cold
- Increased protection against decay and infection
When periodontal disease is the cause of receding gums in Leesburg, VA
doctor will first perform treatment to stop the infection. Otherwise, the new
periodontal tissue will also be at risk.
If you have noticed changes in your smile,
bleeding gums, or gum recession, call our office to schedule a consultation
with Dr. Jean-Claude Kharmouche. Our periodontist has extensive experience in
the treatment and restoration of periodontal health to help you achieve a
beautiful, healthy smile.
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