Cosmetic Gum Grafting in Peachtree City and Newnan, GA

Over time, our teeth and gums react and respond to the wear that we put them through. The soft tissues that comprise the gums that our teeth are seated in may respond by pulling back away from the tooth. This leaves more of the tooth’s surface exposed to food, beverages, and even the air that passes over when you breathe in and out. A dental procedure called a Cosmetic Gingival Grafting / Gum Lift can be performed in the periodontist’s office to resolve this.

Have you ever heard the expression “long in the tooth”? This is an old world phrase that was often used to describe someone who has lived many years. Over the years when the gums pull back leaving more of your tooth exposed than is normal, this gives the appearance that the tooth is longer than what you would expect it to be. The tooth of course is not longer; it is just that more of it is exposed and visible.

What Causes Gums to Pull Back?

Generally speaking, the gums pull back in response to:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Thinness of tissue
  • Grinding or clenching your teeth
  • Side effects of gum recession include disproportionate sensitivity to hot and cold foods, liquids and even air.

Cosmetic Gingival Grafting/Gum Lift

So what can be done to resolve the recessed gums?

Before a Cosmetic Gingival Grafting / Gum Lift can be performed, the first step is to identify what caused the gums to recede in the first place and resolve that issue. Your periodontist will identify the cause of your receding gums and will prescribe a treatment plan.

Once the cause is determined and resolved, the gums themselves can be restored by grafting a piece of tissue into the gums and allowing it to regenerate and rebuild new tissue that will cover the area your gums were intended to cover. Usually, this tissue is taken from the soft palate area in your mouth because it is more likely your gums will accept your own natural tissues.

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