Receding gums, i.e., a decreasing gum area, is a common issue affecting approximately 3 out of 4 adults, and it can sometimes be a sign of periodontal disease.
Gum recession can also be caused by forceful brushing of your teeth, a misaligned bite issue, as well as grinding or clenching your teeth.
Among the various treatment options for this dental issue, the most common treatment is a gum graft.
A gum graft involves taking skin cells from the roof of the patient’s mouth and using them to cover the excessively exposed areas of the teeth, particularly the roots.
For more information on the gum graft, speak to our periodontist at our Rosslyn, Arlington dental office.