Gum Grafting/Root Coverage
Gum recession can be the result of several factors including:
Overly aggressively brushing
Brushing with an incorrectly designed toothbrush
Mobility of teeth
Grinding/clenching of teeth
Periodontal disease or other systemic health conditions.
Gum recession exposes the tooth root surface which may cause sensitivity, pain, unaesthetic appearance, mobility, and future gum recession.
As the problem is multifactorial, we recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Matthew Silverstein to identify the cause or causes of your recession and discuss treatment options. You may be a candidate for soft tissue grafting to cover exposed roots and restore your beautiful smile.
Dr. Silverstein has familiarity with a variety of gum grafting techniques, including traditional gum grafting, periodontal tunneling technique, AlloDerm® Regenerative Tissue Matrix grafting, and Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™). By evaluating your condition, a minimally invasive treatment plan can be developed specifically to address your unique needs and concerns.