Pedicle Grafts in South Ogden and Kaysville, UT
What Causes Gum Recession?
The most common cause of gum recession is gum disease. As gum disease progresses, your inflamed gum tissue pulls away from your teeth. Bacteria travel below the gumline, further irritating the tissue. As your gums continue to pull away, the gum tissue dies off. South Ogden, UT woman smiling about her successful pedicle graft by her periodontist.
Another cause of gum recession is, believe it or not, good intentions gone wrong. You brush your teeth to remove plaque buildup and bacteria. It is a common thought that brushing harder means that you can remove plaque. However, brushing too hard is detrimental. It can wear away at the sensitive gum tissue, causing a recession. It can also wear away the enamel of your teeth.
Other causes of recession include:
Soft Tissue Graft
Benefits of a Pedicle Graft
There are several benefits to soft tissue, and pedicle, graft:
- Decreased sensitivity. With the roots of your teeth covered, you will no longer suffer from sensitive teeth.
- Improved gum health. When your gums are attached firmly to your teeth once again, they will effectively seal out bacteria, so long as you continue to brush and floss regularly, as well as get regular dental cleanings and exams.
- Improved smile. With your natural gumline restored, your smile will look beautiful once again. The procedure can even help to give you a boost of confidence.
- With a pedicle graft, no tissue needs to be removed from the roof of your mouth.
- Pedicle grafts have the advantage of the gums retaining their connection to their blood supply. With the blood vessels only minimally disturbed, healing can take place much quicker.
If you have noticed signs of gum recession, be sure to contact Cassity & Legacy Implants and Periodontics today to schedule your consultation and learn if a pedicle graft is right for you.