Many people are aware of some of the many cosmetic dentistry procedures available to repair damaged teeth or create a more aesthetically pleasing smile. But periodontal disease also affects the gums. Gum disease is a serious condition that can be painful and cause numerous problems if left untreated. Gum graft surgery may sometimes be required in order to help repair and restore receded and damaged gums.
Gum graft surgery serves two main purposes—to stop any further gum recession, and to improve the look of your gumline. Receding gums tend to look unsightly, but also result in painful experiences at times, such as an increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods and liquids. Gum graft surgery can reduce the pain and help prevent your gums from receding any further, and also prevent exposed roots from possible decay.
Gum graft surgery involves receiving a graft from either your own palate or another donor. This graft is used to cover an exposed root and restore your gumline. Consult with your dentist in Brookfield as to whether gum graft surgery might be the right option for you.
For more information on gum graft surgery in Brookfield, Wisconsin call Paul G. Culver, D.D.S. (262) 782-1655 today or request an appointment!