Do I Need Gum Grafting?

Gum Grafting

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Do I Need Gum Grafting?

The main function of the gums is to protect the teeth and tooth roots. When gums begin to recess a variety of dental health related problems will typically follow. This includes everything from increased sensitivity to hot and cold food and beverages to even tooth loss. When gum recession becomes a problem, gum grafting is often the best solution. Gum health is absolutely essential to long-term overall dental wellness and maintaining a beautiful radiant smile. When the gums pull away from the teeth it exposes the tooth root and that is why gum grafting surgery is so vital to correcting this problem. Gum recession can affect up to 10% or more of adults. Most importantly, many people do not even know that they have a problem with gum recession until it has reached more advanced stages.

Regular Routine Dental Checkups

The good news is that there are many ways to prevent the need for gum grafting surgery. For example, having regular routine dental checkups and professional cleanings by a dental hygienist can greatly reduce the chances of periodontal disease. When heavy plaque and tartar buildup over time periodontal disease can ultimately set in causing a full range of oral health related problems. Equally of concern is poor oral hygiene and even the genetics of the patient. Everything from hormonal changes to diabetes and the use of tobacco as well as poor brushing procedures and teeth grinding or clenching can result in the need for, grafting surgery.

An Important Part of Overall Dental Care
An Important Part of Overall Dental Care

Fortunately, modern dentistry makes it easier than ever to take better care of your teeth. Keep in mind that gum grafting surgery is important because it helps to stop the progression of gum recession and bone loss by protecting teeth roots from potential tooth root decay. Whether it is for cosmetic reasons or general dental health reasons, gum grafting is an important part of overall dental care that must be considered when it is needed. The good news is that recovery from this type of minor surgical dental procedure is quick and pain is greatly reduced through the use of medication. With so much to offer it is clear to see why gum grafting treatment has become a standard in today’s world of dentistry. Contact your Pinole dentists, Dr. Azadeh Hosseini and Dr. Ghazal Hosseini at Top Pinole Dental for more information on surgical procedures such as gum grafting.

References:
[1] Gum Diseases and Their Side Effect on The Heart
[2] Side Effects Of Periodontal Diseases As They Relate To Overall Health

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