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Why We Use Gum Grafts to Stabilize Teeth

Posted on 4/25/2022 by Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery
Why We Use Gum Grafts to Stabilize TeethGums play an important role in your oral health. Apart from enhancing your appearance, gums protect the root of your tooth. However, in some cases, the gum may wear out, exposing some teeth roots. In such cases, we will perform a gum grafting procedure to help fix the problem. This is mainly done to stabilize your teeth and enhance your appearance. Other than stabilizing your teeth, here are more reasons why we perform gum grafting procedures.

Why We Do Gum Grafting

Gum grafting is an important oral procedure that stabilizes and strengthens your teeth. It also fixes any gum that covers your tooth. Apart from providing stability to your teeth, gum grafting also prevents further recession. Gum recession is a condition where gums move further away from the gumline. This will result in tooth sensitivity due to the exposed tooth root. Gum grafting prevents this condition by covering up the exposed roots.

Gum grafting also comes in handy for those looking to improve their smile. When gums recede, too much of your teeth will be exposed. This can affect your smile significantly. A gum graft can help reverse this condition by restoring your gum line. Your smile could also be affected if gums are covering too much of your teeth, a condition known as "gummy smile." Fortunately, a gum graft procedure can reverse this condition.

For a gum graft to work effectively, you should combine it with good oral hygiene. You should brush and floss your teeth regularly for the best results. As much as gum grafting helps stabilize the loose tooth, you are encouraged to visit our offices for further checks. This is because you could be having an oral abscess. Such conditions need extensive treatment. This is why visiting our offices for dental checks and exams is vital. Contact us for more information on gum graft procedures.

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