image (4)Tissue grafting may be required if your gums have receded which can happen due to several reasons. Though you may not know exactly the reason that caused the recession, our trained and expert staff at Cattafesta Family Dentistry can help you identify potential factors.

When you receive tissue grafting, you are protecting your gums from further decay and helping reduce tooth sensitivity. Whatever the reason may be for receiving the service, you will leave with a new and beautiful smile!

Causes of Gum Recession

Gum recession is usually caused by advanced gum disease (periodontitis). Gingivitis is the beginning stages of periodontitis and if it is left untreated, gum disease can progress further and can cause serious damage. Advanced gum disease can cause the following:

  • Gums to pull away from the teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Teeth that fall out

Symptoms that may point to someone experiencing gum recession can be noted as the following:

  • Teeth having sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Teeth appearing longer than normal
  • Growing spaces between teeth
  • Roots of teeth begin to show

Tissue Grafting

When you come to Cattafesta Family Dentistry for your tissue grafting procedure, you will be given a local anaesthetic so it will numb all areas involved. We also provide medicine in order to help you relax if needed. Your comfortability is important to the staff at Cattafesta Family Dentistry!

Contact Cattafesta Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Today!

For more information on tissue grafting or to make an appointment, call Cattafesta Family Dentistry today at 703-620-4050.