What is Gum Recession?
Gum recession invites bacteria to build up and weaken your jawbone. Gum recession happens when the gum tissue that surrounds your teeth wears away and/or pulls back.
Receding gums cause small pockets to form between your teeth and gums. Once those pockets begin to form, bacteria starts to build up causing red, swollen, and bleeding gums. If left untreated gum recession can cause tooth loss.
Why Do Gums Recede?
Tissue Grafting for Gum Recession and How it Works
Gum or tissue grafting is the most common treatment for receding gums. Dental Specialties Northwest uses a variety of solutions for tissue grafting, and will recommend the best one for your particular needs.
Gum Grafting Benefits
Gum grafting helps prevent additional bone loss and tooth loss. Tissue grafting also decreases root sensitivity and can sometimes eliminate it completely. Gum and tissue grafting also enhance the beauty of your smile while maintaining healthy teeth and gums.