Gum recession is a progressive condition characterized by gum tissue moving away from the visible tooth crown and exposing the tooth roots. Minor recession is often overlooked or ignored, but over time this recession can lead to bone loss around the teeth and tooth mobility.
Along with appearing unsightly, gum recession can also lead to tooth sensitivity and increases the risk for plaque and tartar buildup and harmful bacterial invasion in the area. Treatment for gum recession involves gum grafting to place new soft tissue in areas where the tooth roots are exposed. Our West Palm Beach, FL dentist, Dr. Mitchel Senft, is highly experienced in surgical gum grafting techniques and his gentle approach consistently produces high success rates for our patients and provides you with a comfortable, safe experience.
Many patients are concerned with how painful their gum grafting procedure will be and the length of their recovery. We take all necessary measures to ensure your comfort by providing a calming, relaxing environment.