Gingival Grafting in Halifax, Nova Scotia - Dentist in Halifax
One of the consequences of periodontal disease is gum recession. Gum recession happens when your gum tissues wear down and expose your tooth’s root beneath it. This can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms such as increased tooth sensitivity, exposed roots, the appearance of elongated teeth, and even decay.
In addition to periodontal disease, gum recession can also be caused by brushing too hard. Many people who are prone to aggressive brushing do so since they feel that harder brushing will lead to cleaner teeth. However, this simply is not the case. In fact, the excessive pressure that aggressive brushing places on your teeth and gums can lead to them becoming worn down.
Depending on the severity of your periodontal disease, we may be able to treat your infection with non-surgical gum therapy. This type of oral therapy employs a number of techniques such as curettage and root planting to assist in eliminating the harmful toxins produced by the disease and to inhibit further gum erosion.
However, in cases in which the gum tissues are worn down beyond the assistance of non-surgical gum therapy, we may suggest gingival grafting to help restore your damaged gum tissues. The procedure involves taking some tissue from another area of your mouth (such as the roof) and placing it over the exposed root surfaces. By doing this, our Halifax dentists are able to reduce the tooth’s sensitivity due to the exposure and help protect the tooth from further root exposure. In addition, it can help reduce the risk of cavities in this are and helps restore your oral health.
If you feel that you are currently suffering from gum recession, or are even at risk of developing it, we are more than happy to assist you. Do not hesitate to contact Dr. Daniel Tam to set up an appointment. Alternatively, you can request an appointment online.