Gum recession—whether slight or pronounced—leaves your teeth over-exposed and can quickly lead to serious dental health concerns including acute sensitivity, and in severe cases when left untreated it can results in teeth loss. Causes of gum recession vary from gum diseases to vigorous tooth brushing to smoking.
For significant gum recession, gum grafting surgery is administered by removing surplus gum tissue from the upper palate and grafting it onto the affected area.
Our Capital Dental Centre team is also proud to offer patients the latest in gum grafting technology: the AlloDerm® Regenerative Tissue Matrix. The AlloDerm® gum graft technology greatly minimizes patient discomfort by administering sterilized external gum tissue drawn from a tissue bank, which renders the need for palatal graft surgery unnecessary and allows for a quicker recovery time.
Whether you require standard gum grafting or the innovative AlloDerm® technology, Capital Dental Centre is ready to advise you on this important part of your dental and overall health.