Your gums play an important role in keeping your teeth in good shape. Gum tissue wraps tightly around the top of each tooth to prevent bacteria and debris from traveling down to the tooth root, so any damage to this tissue can put you at risk for gum disease or other oral health issues. When the gums start to recede, you might notice that your teeth look longer than normal, you have an uneven gum line or experience sensitivity. Our doctors at The Dental Studio of Midland provide gum recession treatment at our modern practice in Midland, TX, through gum grafting.
If your gums recede well below your natural gum line, you may be at risk for developing painful cavities and gum disease below the gum line. Deep pockets that form around the gum line from gum disease are treatable but too much damage may require gum grafting to restore the tissue. Treating gum recession before it causes too much damage is essential for keeping your smile healthy and in good shape. Our doctors use some of the latest gum grafting techniques and proven protocols to treat gum recession without the need for extensive surgery. We can use laser technology to reshape the gum line and create a more attractive smile, effectively reversing the effects of gum recession.
The latest advances in laser dentistry allow us to perform gum grafting as a minimally invasive procedure. The procedure may involve taking a small flap of tissue from elsewhere in the mouth or a donor source and attaching it to the areas where the gums have receded. This is fairly easy to do with a soft tissue laser and our doctors have extensive experience performing this procedure to reshape and restore the gum line. If you have any symptoms of gum recession don’t hesitate to contact us!