Have you looked in the mirror lately and noticed your teeth are longer? Gum recession can creep up on you and cause tooth or bone loss if you’re not careful. It is caused by gum disease, excessive brushing or brushing with hard bristles, and tartar buildup.
A receding gumline is what happens when your gum tissue surrounding your teeth pulls away from them leading to more of the tooth and root being exposed. It’s one of the most common dental problems, with up to 12 out of a hundred people having it, often without even knowing.
Since receding gums happen very gradually, many people don’t even realize it’s happening to them until the gums have receded a long way. If left untreated, it can lead to much more severe problems. However, grafting gum tissue to the teeth can prevent this.
There are several different kinds of graft, normally defined by where the tissue comes from. It can be taken from a tissue bank, from the roof of your mouth, either the top layer or a deeper layer, or we can stretch a flap of gum to cover your teeth more.
Here at Montgomery County Periodontal Associates, we stand ready to help your mouth back to ideal health in Conroe, Texas. Dr. Miles Mason is eager for you to come in, so call us today at (936) 756-1669!