Forgetting to take care of your gums can lead to periodontal disease, or “gum disease”. Common issues include bleeding gums, sore gums, sensitive teeth, and chronic bad breath. Over time, symptoms can increase and lead to things like gum recession.
When there is damage to the gums often periodontal surgery is needed to restore the gums back to health. Periodontal surgery can entail removing gum tissue for crown lengthening, recontouring the gums for aesthetic appearance, or covering areas of exposed root using Alloderm. Many patients suffer from hypersensitivity caused from root exposure. Coverage of the roots reduces the sensitivity, decreases the risk of decay, and enhances appearance.