If one or more of your teeth are too long, exposing the unattractive tooth root, there are special periodontal procedures that can cover those roots.
Tooth roots can become exposed as gums recede and can make you look older than you are. This recession can happen as a result of a variety of causes, including periodontal disease. Your gums may also recede because of improper oral hygiene habits, such as brushing too hard. Whatever the reason, exposed roots are unappealing and can leave you at risk for developing cavities on your tooth root. In addition, exposed tooth roots are typically very sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, which can make eating and drinking uncomfortable and even painful.
Soft tissue grafts and other root coverage procedures are designed to cover exposed roots, to reduce further gum recession, and to protect your vulnerable roots from decay. If you would like to learn more about gum grafts and our other options for correcting gum recession in Palm Desert, California, we welcome you to call or visit our dental office today. Dr. Anne Nicholas, our friendly dentist, and her skilled team are dedicated to restoring your smile’s health, function, and appearance.