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Gainesville Gum Recession Surgical Therapy

Gum recession is a common dental problem that can lead to tooth sensitivity and the exposure of tooth roots. In severe cases, gum recession can lead to tooth loss. Gum recession surgical therapy is an effective treatment option that can restore the gum line to its original position and prevent further damage.

What is gum recession surgical therapy?

Gum recession surgical therapy involves the removal of healthy tissue from one area of the mouth and transplanting it to the area where the gum has receded. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, and patients can return to their normal activities within a few days.

Why choose gum recession surgical therapy?

There are several benefits to gum recession surgical therapy, including:
Restored Gum Line: The primary benefit of gum recession surgical therapy is the restoration of the gum line to its original position, which can improve the appearance of the teeth and prevent further damage.
Reduced Tooth Sensitivity: Gum recession can lead to tooth sensitivity, particularly when the tooth roots are exposed. Gum recession surgical therapy can help reduce tooth sensitivity by covering the tooth roots with healthy gum tissue.
Improved Oral Health: Gum recession can lead to periodontal disease and other oral health complications. By restoring the gum line, gum recession surgical therapy can help improve oral health and prevent future problems.
Long-Term Results: Gum recession surgical therapy provides long-term results, making it an effective treatment option for patients who are looking to improve their oral health and maintain optimal results for many years.

What to Expect During the Procedure

During the procedure, the periodontist will remove healthy tissue from the roof of the mouth or an area adjacent to the gums and transplant it to the area where the gum has receded. The tissue is then sutured into place and a protective bandage may be placed over the area to promote healing.
After the procedure, patients may experience some discomfort and swelling, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs. Patients should avoid strenuous activity for a few days and follow the dentist’s instructions for post-operative care, including proper oral hygiene and follow-up appointments.

Are receding gums causing you pain?

Gum recession surgical therapy may be the answer. Give Gainesville Periodontics a call today, and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions and get you on the road to a healthier, better-looking smile without pain.

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