Most Common Reasons to Get Gum Grafts

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Your body is always changing. This is very true when talking about your teeth and gums. Over the years you can suffer from many problems that can affect your gums. Finding a solution to these problems is important. If you are considering a gum graft, you need to have a reason for it. There are a few common reasons to get a gum graft.

Receding Gums

Receding gums is a problem that many people suffer from. The causes of receding gums include aging and gum disease. When the gums recede, it exposes more of the teeth and the roots of the teeth. Gaps and pockets are formed as the gums recede. If left untreated, it can lead to more problems with gum disease and lost teeth.

The best solution to receding gums is a gum graft. The tissue gets stitched to the places where the gums recede to cover the exposed tooth and tooth. It can help prevent the spread of gum disease and it can help achieve healthier gum tissue.


Another reason to get gum grafts is to improve the smile. Receding gums not only can lead to gum disease, it can also change the way you look. You may not like to seem toothy and the gum grafts can help change that look. The gum grafts can also help improve a smile that is not damaged from receding gums.

Receding gums and to improve the smile are the two most common reasons for gum grafts, but there are other reasons. Gum grafts can help if there is damage from any type of trauma to the gums. Replacing the damaged tissue with healthy tissue can help overcome the trauma.

It may not sound like something that happens all a lot, but gum grafts are much more common than most people realize. It is not a difficult procedure, and it offers many benefits to people who get gum grafts.

Contact our office to find out more about gum grafts and other oral health issues.