With gum recession the tissues surrounding the visible base of your teeth begin to move down, exposing the dentin, the yellow part of your teeth at the roots. This can result in issues from discomfort while eating to lost teeth. While you can prevent some of the causes of gum recession—for example, overly aggressive brushing—other factors such as heredity and even medications are generally beyond your control.
Connective Tissue Graft
Gums normally block bacteria from getting to your tooth roots. Without sufficient gums, as occurs during gum recession, you can suffer decay that leads to bone deterioration and further gum loss, and eventually start losing teeth. Don’t let this happen to your smile! Dr. Blue and our staff have the training and expertise to save your gums and restore your smile.
Dr. Blue pioneered the modified internal mattress sling (MIMS) gum grafting technique, which combines two existing suturing methods to render the sutures themselves virtually invisible. That means that even if Dr. Blue has to perform gum grafting in your smile zone—the area of your gums visible when you smile—no one will even know you have sutures!
What causes gum recession