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Gum Treatment

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Your bone tissue and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck, around your neck. When periodontal disease sets in, the supporting tissues and bone are destroyed, forming "pockets" around the teeth.

Over time if no action is taken, these pockets become deeper, providing more living space for bacteria. As bacteria grow around the teeth, they can build up and move under the gum tissue. These deep pockets collect even more bacteria, resulting in additional bone and tissue loss. Finally, if too much bone is lost, the teeth will need to be extracted.

Root planing is a thorough cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and tartar from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins. Root planing is often followed by adjunct therapy such as topical antimicrobials or, on a case-by-case basis, the use of dental laser.

Most dentists would agree that after root planing, some patients do not need any additional active treatment. However, the majority of patients will require continuous maintenance therapy to maintain their health.

Most dentists would agree that after root planing, some patients do not need any additional active treatment. However, the majority of patients will require continuous maintenance therapy to maintain their health.

Gum Grafts

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Many people do not even notice if their gums are receding, as it is a gradual process. However, over time, an exposed tooth root can not only look inaesthetic, but can also cause tooth sensitivity, especially when you eat cold or hot food.

Gum recession is the process by which the tissue that surrounds the teeth moves away from a tooth, further exposing the tooth or the root of the tooth. This can damage the supportin bone. Gum recession is a common dental problem; it affects about 4% to 12% of adults and often goes unnoticed until it becomes more serious.

Finally, gum recession, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. To repair the damage and prevent other dental problems, a gum tissue transplant may be necessary.

Gum recession, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. To repair the damage and prevent other dental problems, a gum tissue transplant may be necessary.

Gum graft surgery seems worse than it is. A gum graft may be necessary to protect your teeth from the harmful effects of the gum recession, or you can choose to have one to improve the appearance of your smile.

If you or a loved one would like to meet Dr. Christine Hindie, general dentist on the Plateau Mont-Royal in Montréal, please call or e-mail us today.

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