Gum Recession in Basking Ridge, NJ
Soft Tissue Grafting for Root coverage or to Correct Other Abnormalities
Gum recession is often easily identifiable by a patient. In addition to its unaesthetic appearance, recession may be a concern to patients because it can cause sensitivity and discomfort. It may also predispose the tooth to decay and may potentially increase during orthodontic treatment. It may even cause one tooth to look longer than the adjacent tooth root.
What Causes Recession?
Recession may be caused by inflammation, periodontal disease, overzealous tooth brushing and the movement of teeth into a prominent area of the mouth. When this happens, the body loses a natural defense against bacterial penetration and trauma.
What Is Involved In A Root Coverage Procedure?
During a root coverage procedure, a thin piece of gum tissue is removed from the roof of the mouth or another donor source and used in the area of recession to cover the exposed portion of the root.
Actual graft patients of Dr. Chadda