Soft Tissue Grafts
When you are suffering from advanced gum disease, you may notice that your gums start to pull away from your teeth. This can lead to increased sensitivity and a host of other problems, so you will need to work with Dr. Mugford to treat the issue before it can progress.
Treating Your Gum RecessionThere are several ways that your gum recession can be treated. First, a professional cleaning can be used to stop the recession. This procedure is known as scaling and root planing, and it can help the gums to heal so that they don't recede further.
If you need more extensive treatment, a gum graft is often recommended. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, this option can repair the wounded areas where recession has occurred, and it can also help to prevent future infections.
Types of GraftsThere are several different types of gum grafts available if this is the treatment option that you need to pursue, and your periodontist will help you to choose the right option:
Benefits of Gum GraftingThere are a few great benefits associated with gum grafting:
Are you concerned that your gums might be receding? Call our office at (410) 260-0790 about ways to treat the problem.