An uneven or torn gum line may be making you feel self-conscious when you smile. A compromised gum line can also increase your risk of cavities and other oral health problems. In these cases, a gum graft is the most effective way to restore your oral health. Dr. James Woodyard has helped many patients with gum recession in Evansville, IN, achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Talk to us if you are noticing your gums are wearing away or you are experiencing tooth sensitivity and have cavities around the gum line.
Causes of Gum Recession
Gum recession is one of the most common side effects of periodontal disease but you may notice your gums are wearing away because of:
- Excessive tooth brushing
- Using the wrong type of toothbrush
- Chewing on hard objects
- Sensitivity to medications
- Hormonal fluctuations
Undergoing a Gum Graft
If you are concerned about gum recession, talk to Dr. Woodyard about the benefits of a gum grafting procedure. Dr. Woodyard has treated many patients with gum recession in Evansville, IN, using the latest techniques to deliver exceptional results. We can effectively restore and reshape the gum line to create a beautiful smile.
Gum Grafting with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Dr. Woodyard helps patients recover quickly from a gum graft by using platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP is especially effective for treating injured tissue, which is why we often use it in conjunction with our laser procedures and surgeries. Dr. Woodyard can place a small amount of PRP solution around the gums to help the tissue regenerate and heal. As a result, you can look forward to results faster than with traditional gum surgery. By using donor tissue, we can avoid a painful second surgery site which occurs when the graft has to be taken from the roof of your mouth.