The Importance of Gum Recession Treatment

Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue pulls away or recedes from its original position. Often the result of gum disease, gum recession can also be caused by genetics or even simply brushing too hard. Gum recession treatment should be performed by a skilled periodontist because as your gums recede, they gradually reveal more of the underlying structure of your teeth, including the tooth’s roots. The gums serve as a protective barrier for this foundation, and without this protection they are easily susceptible to both harmful bacteria and disease. The result is often sensitivity and increased risk of infection. Dr. Jorge Ramirez is experienced in gum grafting techniques to restore gums to the proper position and improve oral health.

The Gum Grafting Process

During a gum grafting procedure, Dr. Ramirez will take a gum tissue graft, usually taken from the roof of your mouth or from a donor source, and gently stitch it around areas of recession. The tissue is placed beneath existing gum tissue to allow it to seamlessly attach, grow and blend into the surrounding tissue as it heals. This gum recession treatment in South Miami, FL restores gum levels to an attractive and healthy state for a beautiful smile.

Sedation Options for Gum Recession Treatment

It is our goal to ensure your overall comfort while visiting us for any reason. That is why we proudly offer a variety of sedation dentistry options, to make sure you receive the care you deserve without fear of discomfort or general anxiety. During your gum recession treatment consultation with us we can help determine which sedation option is right for you.