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What Causes Gum Recession?

Gum recession maybe caused by: thin tissue, aggressive tooth brushing, abrasive toothpaste, hereditary, moving teeth with orthodontic treatment. Gum recession may also be a sign of periodontal disease.

Gum Recession

What happens if you don’t address your gum recession?



Gum recession can lead to uneven gums or an unaesthetic smile.

Gum recession results in root exposure; which makes teeth susceptible to acid erosion or cavities.

Your gums purpose is to act as a protective barrier around your teeth and bone. Without this protective barrier, bacteria can cause bone loss around your teeth and eventually lead to tooth loss.

Gum Tissue Grafts



Gum Grafts involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue from the patient’s own palate to cover the exposed root of one or more teeth.

There are several different types of grafts that can be done: connective tissue grafts, gingival grafts, pedicle grafts, and Pin Hole technique.

Depending on your specific situation, Dr. Grimard will recommend the graft procedure that’s ideal for you.

Gum Recession safety

Keeping You Safe

  • An alternative to taking tissue from your palate is to use a type of donor tissue from a tissue bank.
  • We ONLY utilize tissue that has passed the strictest requirements set by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • The donors undergo rigorous screenings to ensure the tissue is completely sterile and is free of all living components.
  • This tissue acts as a matrix for our body to create its own tissue.

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