Periodontal procedures are available to stop gum recession, further bone loss and dental problems, and improve the appearance of your gum line.

Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession and loss of the bone over that surface. Perhaps you wish to enhance your smile by covering one or more of these roots that make your teeth appear too long. Or, maybe you're not bothered by the appearance of these areas, but you cringe because the exposed roots are sensitive to hot or cold foods and liquids.

Your gums may have receded for a variety of reasons, including inherted anatomy, occlusal disharmony, aggressive tooth brushing or periodontal disease. You may not be in control of what caused the recession, but prior to treatment we will help you identify the factors contributing to the problem. Once these contributing factors are controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure will repair the defect and prevent additional recession and bone loss.

Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue which is absent due to excessive gingival recession.

During this procedure I take a thin scraping of gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to provide an adequate protective barrier against further bone loss and to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to repair the irregular gum line and reduce sensitivity.

A soft tissue graft can reduce further recession and bone loss. In some cases, it can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay, reduce tooth sensitivity and improve the esthetics of your smile. A beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health - your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.