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Niagara-on-the-Lake Gum Treatments

Dental Grafting at Niagara-on-the-Lake Dental

Gum Disease GraphicMost people don’t realize that their gums play a vital role in supporting the roots of their teeth. When gums recede, they become very thin and alter both the attachment fibers and bone that keeps a tooth in place.

Although gum recession is often a silent condition that people don’t tend to notice, it can ultimately lead to teeth becoming loose. Approximately 50% of receding gums are due to genetics, while the other 50% is due to aggressive or improper tooth brushing.

Because recession rarely causes pain, you may not realize there’s a problem until we’ve measured the level of soft tissue attachment during your new patient exam.

How Soft Tissue Therapy Can Help

Fortunately, it’s possible to graft new soft gingival tissue around teeth, strengthening their attachment to bone. By stabilizing your dentition, you can maintain your natural, healthy teeth for several more years.

Dr. Rebecca Zabek-Clark uses a tunneling technique that results in both conservative and cosmetic results. This more comfortable form of soft tissue treatment eliminates the need for painful tissue harvesting and results in minimal postoperative discomfort.

If you suspect that you may have gum recession or see the roots of your teeth becoming more exposed due to receding gumlines, now is the time to be proactive about your oral health. Schedule a consultation at Niagara-on-the-Lake Dental before the side effects of decay, sensitivity or tooth loss start to develop. We’ll be happy to discuss the process with you so that you know what to expect, as well as how to prevent gum loss from getting any worse.

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