Part of the job of your gums is to protect the roots of your teeth. The roots contain the nerves and blood vessels that keep your tooth alive, but they are covered with a substance called cementum, which is not as strong as the enamel that covers the crowns of your teeth. If your gums are receding, not only can it affect your appearance, it can also endanger the health of your smile. Dr. Jeffrey C. Hambleton and the team at Lawrence Periodontics, LLC can restore the health and look of your smile with esthetic soft tissue grafting in Lawrence, Kansas. To learn more about how this procedure can benefit you, call 785-312-3820 today to plan your visit.
Exposed roots (recession) of one or more teeth can benefit by periodontal plastic surgery. This recession of the gums can result in unattractive teeth, root sensitivity, risk of root cavities and further progression of the condition with additional time. Covering the roots back up again is accomplished through minimally invasive soft tissue grafting procedures. The procedure is usually done under local anesthesia using either the patient’s own tissue, human donated tissue, or animal tissue transplanted into the area of root exposure. The discomfort and recovery time is typically minimal.