Gum Grafting

Gum Grafting in Ottawa, ON

Sometimes gums supporting teeth recede (move down) and leave part of the root exposed. This may occur due to week gum tissue combined with traumatic (unbalanced) bite or due gum disease. If left untreated, receded gums may cause teeth sensitivity and or decay (cavity) of the exposed root surface. Eventually, this may lead to tooth lose.

At Albert Street Dentistry, our emphasis is on the prevention of recessions before they happen. Prevention is done by identifying the risk factors that may increase the risk of having recessions. Once these elements are corrected, the risk of having recessions is decreased significantly.

If you have recessions however, your team at Albert Street Dentistry will first identify the cause of your recessions and treat them first. Once this stage is done, recessions can be corrected using a graft taken from the roof the mouth.

At Albert Street Dentistry, we use the latest technologies and techniques to minimize the discomfort of the procedure, enhance the healing process, and prevent the recurrence of recessions.

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