Gingival Graft

Whether your gums have receded over the years or your tooth roots have become exposed, a gingival graft is one option to consider. When a root is exposed, the risk of developing cavities increases, not to mention the discomfort of hot and cold sensitivity or esthetic considerations.

Here are a few factors that predispose people to receding gums:

  • Very thin gums to begin with
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Poor tooth brushing technique
  • Involuntary teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Poor dental restoration

For more information about gum grafts, please contact Dr. Tran for advice. She will be able to confirm whether this type of surgery is right for you.