Dental Grafting from Niagara-on-the-Lake Dental
Most people don’t realize that their gums play a vital role in supporting the roots of their teeth. When gums recede, they become very thin and alter both the attachment fibres and bone that keeps a tooth in place.
Although gum recession is often a silent condition that people don’t tend to notice, it can ultimately lead to teeth becoming loose. Approximately 50% of receding gums are due to genetics, while the other 50% are due to aggressive or improper tooth brushing.
Because recession rarely causes pain, you may not realize there’s a problem until we’ve measured the level of soft tissue attachment during your new patient exam.