Lost gum tissue can lead to lost teeth and other oral and overall health problems. If you are experiencing gum recession, contact our dentist, Dr. Brian Han, to see if you could benefit from a soft tissue graft in Fircrest, Washington. This treatment is also known as a gingival graft or more commonly as a gum graft.
Gum recession can be caused by brushing too hard or by using a toothbrush with harder, firmer bristles. It can also be the result of gum disease. Along with tooth loss, receding gums will eventually expose the roots of your teeth, which puts those teeth at risk for decay. A gum graft can not only improve your oral health but also give you a more attractive smile. If you and Dr. Han decide that this procedure is right for you, a small amount of tissue may be taken from another part of your mouth, such as the roof of your mouth, or from a tissue bank. This tissue will be grafted onto the affected area, and certain proteins that stimulate the healing process may also be used. To learn more about soft tissue grafting, you can call Fircrest Family Dental at 253-341-4814 to plan your visit.