October 30, 2017

There are a number of issues you might have with your teeth and smile, some that are more noticeable than others. While you might think gum recession is a part of life and a part of your smile, but the truth is they’re wholly treatable and should be taken care of as soon as you notice it. Let us show you just how brilliant your smile can be all while improving your oral health at the same time.

Causes for Gum Recession

A few reasons your gums are receding include:

  • Brushing too hard
  • Gum disease
  • Genetics
  • Trauma

There are also several reasons you want to have a professional periodontist treat your receding gums as soon as you notice them. One reason is the simple fact that your gums are likely to become worse if you don’t seek proper treatment. Your teeth can also become more sensitive when your gums draw back from them. Additionally, you might experience pain and swelling because of your gums. And finally, treating your receding gums goes a long way in improving your oral health in general and fighting off the effects of gum disease.

Your Options for Gum Grafting

We can easily treat your gums through grafting. With this particular route, there are three different grafting options:

  • Connective gum tissue grafting – which is the most common
  • Pedicle gum grafting – which involves taking tissue directly from the gums instead of the roof of the mouth
  • Free gingival gum grafting – an option that involves taking tissue from the roof of the mouth to address patients who naturally have thin gums

No matter which method is best for you, we’re sure you’ll love your smile even more than you did before.

Schedule a Consultation

If your gums have started to recede, or if you think they might be receding, contact Nashville Perio today to schedule an appoint. Our mission is to give you the best oral health and smile possible, and we look forward to taking great care of you.



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