Gingival Grafting - Halifax, NS

One of the consequences of periodontal disease is gum recession. Gum recession happens when your gum tissues wear down, exposing your tooth’s root. This can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms like increased tooth sensitivity, exposed roots, elongated teeth, and decay.

Besides periodontal disease, gum recession can also be caused by brushing too hard. Many people are prone to aggressive brushing since they think that harder brushing will lead to cleaner teeth. This simply isn’t the case. In fact, the excessive pressure placed on your teeth and gums can wear them down.

Depending on the severity of your periodontal disease, we may be able to treat your infection with non-surgical gum therapy. This type of therapy employs a number of aggressive techniques like curettage and root-planing to eliminate the harmful toxins and stop further gum erosion.

However, in cases when the gum tissues are severely worn down, gingival grafting may be required to restore your gum tissues. This procedure involves taking tissues from other areas in your mouth (such as the roof) and placing them on the exposed root surfaces. By doing this, this reduces the tooth sensitivity and protects the tooth from further root exposure. In addition, it helps to reduce cavities and gives a boost to your smile’s health.

If you are suffering from gum recession, we can help. Contact Dr. Daniel Tam in Halifax to set up an appointment today.