Gum recession is an oral problem many Cape Coral, FL, patients associate with age. But a number of factors can cause gum recession, including genetics, tobacco use, teeth grinding, and most notably, gum disease. A receding gum line reveals the delicate root surfaces of teeth, increasing the risk of root decay and damage, and changes the smile’s appearance. Given these risks and esthetic concerns, treating gum recession with effective gum grafting care is key to maintaining a healthy smile. Dr. Mauricio Martinez offers gum grafting techniques to protect the teeth and restore an attractive, youthful appearance.
A receding gum line will not resolve on its own, and likely worsen without proper gum grafting treatment. Gum grafting is a proven method for correcting gum recession and returns the gum line to a healthier position on the teeth. To perform gum grafting, Dr. Martinez sources gum tissue from your own mouth or safe, donor source. He then precisely sutures these samples to receded areas, covering exposed root surfaces. Over time, the new tissue integrates seamlessly with the existing gums to restore health, appearance and an even gum line.
Gum recession threatens oral health and changes smile esthetics for many Cape Coral, FL, patients. It also frequently causes discomfort when brushing, and when consuming hot or cold foods and beverages. Even if you experience no discomfort, any signs or symptoms of gum recession should be evaluated for gum grafting treatment as early as possible. These may include:
Contact our team today for your gum grafting consultation!