If the roots of your tooth have become exposed or you are experiencing teeth sensitivity, gum recession could be the cause.
A gum graft by the periodontists at Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A. can restore your gum line and ease pain.
At our Jackson, MS, practice, Drs. Roger Parkes and R. Clarke Stewart can treat your gum recession with a gum graft.
What Is a Gum Graft?
Gum grafts can restore receding gums by using healthy gum tissue from other places in your mouth and placing it where your gums have exposed your tooth roots. Tissue from an outside tissue bank can also be used.
Dr. Parkes Talks about Gum Grafting
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Do You Have Gum Recession Symptoms?
If left untreated, gum recession can lead to infection, bone and tissue damage, and tooth loss. A gum grafting procedure performed by our esteemed periodontists can restore your oral health, your gum line, and treat symptoms like:
- A gum line that reveals too much tooth surface
- Tooth roots that are exposed
- Bleeding or inflamed gum tissue
- Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- Tooth decay
Your Comfort Is Our Priority
If oral surgery procedures such as a gum graft or placement of dental implants makes you anxious, we offer various types of gentle sedation to make your experience a relaxing, pain-free one. Our periodontists can discuss sedation options with you.
Types of Gum Grafts
Gum Graft Surgery Recovery
- You might have some mild soreness for a few days, which can be treated with over-the-counter or prescription pain meds.
- Stick to a soft diet (eggs, pasta etc.) and avoid brushing or flossing in the graft area for about a week.
- In the meantime, use an antiseptic mouthwash, as recommended by our doctors, to keep your mouth free of bacteria.