Gum recession & gum grafting

What is gum recession & how does it repair the gums?

Gum recession occurs when the dense gum tissue barrier is broken leaving a small wound where bacteria can enter the bloodstream as well as leave the teeth vulnerable to bacterial invasion, erosion and root decay. Without a gum graft procedure, gum recession is irreversible and will continue to exacerbate. Gum grafting repairs the receding gum area to prevent further bone loss and recession and also improve cosmetics of your smile. The procedure involves taking a piece of gum tissue from the root of the mouth and placing it underneath existing gum tissue, covering the exposed tooth root while re-seating the mucosa to once again protecting the tooth.