Root Coverage

Root Coverage

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Transform Your Teeth’s Appearance With Our Gum Recession Treatment

Are you worried or embarrassed about your receding gums? Maybe you haven't noticed a lot of recession, but you have experienced an increase in tooth sensitivity that is preventing you from eating certain foods.

Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alghadban today. He'll carefully examine your teeth and gums before he recommends the best treatment options for you. He's always happy to answer your questions and will do everything he can to make you comfortable.

Gum Recession Treatment to Cover Exposed Roots

Receding gums may be caused by periodontal disease, brushing too hard, injury, or using the wrong kind of toothbrush. The result is that tooth roots are exposed, which can cause a number of concerns. These may include the following:

There is a variety of ways to treat gum recession and cover exposed roots.

1. Cosmetics. As the gum line recedes beyond the end of the enamel, the appearance of the smile can deteriorate. The expression "long in the tooth" is associated with aging.
2. Tooth sensitivity. The roots of teeth are porous. When the roots become exposed, they can be very sensitive to touch or cold.

3. Loss of a firm collar of gum tissue around the tooth. The gum tissue is a barrier whose job is to protect the tooth from the trauma of eating and brushing and to help seal out bacteria from the underlying bone. Recession can compromise this gum tissue barrier.
4. Cavities on the roots. The natural crown of a tooth is covered with enamel which is very resistant to decay. The root does not have this protective coating. Decay can occur on the root of a tooth once the root becomes exposed.

There are a variety of ways to treat gum recession and cover exposed roots. We can help you restore a more youthful appearance to the teeth, reduce sensitivity, and protect the roots of your teeth. Here are some of the treatment options we offer.

Gum Grafting: This is a tried and true method of reversing gum recession. Our procedure takes a small piece of tissue from the roof of your mouth and places it in an area where gums have receded. This process restores a beautiful, natural gum line and protects your tooth roots.