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Gum Grafts Are a Great Way to Protect Your Teeth After Gum Disease Recovery

Posted on 8/23/2021 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
Gum Grafts Are a Great Way to Protect Your Teeth After Gum Disease RecoveryGum disease has been a menace to millions of people worldwide for centuries. Gum disease is one of the major causes of tooth loss in adults. Bacteria settle in the spaces between your teeth and start to feed on particles left in the mouth. Bacteria are attracted to sugar particles. Once it has found a safe hiding place, it starts to spread into the gum tissues. The resulting infection causes damage to both your gums and teeth. This first stage of infection is called gingivitis. When ignored, bacteria spread further, getting to the roots of your tooth and tissues deep inside the gum. The loss of tissue around the roots causes the tooth to get loose and fall off eventually.

Gum recession is also a problem that causes loss of gum tissue. Gum recession occurs when the gum tissues recede, leaving the roots of your teeth exposed. This exposure brings its fair share of bacterial infections and pain. However, gum grafts are a great way of protecting your teeth after gum disease recovery.

Gum Grafts

Modern medicine has found an answer to lost tissue in your gum. Gum grafts are a brilliant way to protect you from more tooth loss. They also help to restore your original gum line, protecting your once exposed tooth roots in the process. This protection helps you avoid more tooth loss by sealing the roots off, preventing bacteria from breeding in the area. Gum grafts also help you deal with tooth sensitivity resulting from your receded gum line. Your tooth roots contain nerves that are sensitive to extreme temperatures. A gum graft will cover the roots, reducing the sensitivity of the affected teeth.

If you have had issues with your gums before, the best course of action should be to let the professionals deal with it. The last thing you would want is another infection. For the best dental care, we recommend you visit our office. Contact us for any information regarding your oral health.

Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center

Dr. Melody J. Schiffer
Dr. Gary Greenwald
Dr. Andrew Kurialacherry
Dr. Nisha Kancherla

(470) 222-8983

320 Killian Hill Road NW
Lilburn, GA 30047-3809

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