GUM RECESSION, LONG TEETH - ALPINE DENTISTRY, UT
ARE YOUR TEETH SENSITIVE ?
You Gums May Be Receding
Gum recession is a dental condition in which your gum tissue pulls away from your teeth. As your gum line recedes, it exposes your teeth’s surfaces and roots. Your teeth also become vulnerable to bacteria build-up and can get an infection or decay.
Dental causes of your receding gums might include: Periodontal (gum) disease, Bite out of line (misalignments) or Teeth grinding. Genetics, tobacco use, and poor dental hygiene can also cause your gum recession. In some cases, brushing your teeth too hard along the gum line can cause receding gums.
How do you know if you have receding gums? Feeling sensitivity in a tooth is usually the first sign. As the gum line pulls back, it exposes your tooth’s roots, making them sensitive to pressure, heat, and cold. Your teeth may also look like they are longer.
If you notice any of the above effects, you likely have gum recession.
At Alpine Dentistry, we have the treatment for you. If you are in Alpine, Highland, Lehi, Cedar Hills, Draper or Sandy then get in touch. Our team is eagerly waiting to show you the options for treatment that’re available for you.
Gum Recession Risks
Your Treatments Options For Gum Recession
Soft Tissue Grafting
Soft tissue or gum grafting is a surgical procedure to place new tissue where your gums are receding. We take tissue from the palate of your mouth and place it along your gum line, using stitches.
After placing the tissue, new blood vessels will develop into the graft. Your body will heal and make the graft part of your gums. Thanks to IV sedation , this treatment is painless.