Elk Grove Smile Center
Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

What is gum grafting?

If you have gum recession or receding gums, this leaves the roots of your teeth exposed. In some cases, the best way to correct this situation is to perform a gum graft. The gum recession treatment elk grove village il procedure involves removing tissue for the room of the mouth—or sometimes using donor tissue—and grafting it where the gum is missing.

Gum recession can be caused by a number of things. Some patients simply brush their tooth too hard or use a hard-bristled brush, which can wear away the gum tissue. Gum infection, or periodontal disease, is another cause of gum recession.

Gum grafting offers patients the following benefits:

  • It helps to stabilize the gums, so the tooth root is adequately covered and protected.
  • It helps to protect against further recession.
  • If patients have been feeling sensitivity where the gums have receded, gum grafting can help.

Fixing Receding Gums

This procedure is usually quite successful, but patients who have been brushing too hard and causing the gums to wear must change their habits. Often spending some time with the dental hygienist and going over proper brushing technique is all that is needed.

If you believe you have receding gums, we welcome your call to Elk Grove Smile Center. We can talk to you about gum grafting at our Elk Grove Village dental clinic.

OPEN for ALL procedures

Our office is OPEN for all patients and all procedures. Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have determined it is safe to come to the dentist and have routine dental care done. Our office and staff are following all the recommendations and guidelines to ensure the safety of our patients and our staff.