Gingival Recession

Gingival recession (receding gums) refers to the progressive loss of gum tissue, which can eventually result in tooth root exposure, if left untreated.  Gum recession can occur in all age groups.  It should not be considered a normal consequence of aging.  Gum recession can be difficult to self-diagnose in its earlier stages because the changes often occur with little or no symptoms.  Many times it results in an unesthetic smile.  It is an indication of bone loss and can result in painful gum tissue.  Tooth loss may occur in certain cases.

Treatment of Gum Recession

Surgical correction is indicated to correct the gum recession.  This consists of gum grafting procedures.  While cadaver donor tissue is available, your own tissue is still the “Golden Standard” to correct gum recession for long term and esthetic results.  You can view a number of results achieved with grafting procedures under “Our Work”