Sometimes your gums and surrounding bone can be lost which can make the teeth mobile or can expose the roots which are much more prone to cold sensitivity and cavities. Gum tissue can either be lost due to gum disease (periodontal disease), aggressive brushing with a hard toothbrush or bad habits (like using toothpicks instead of floss). Gum disease has a big genetic factor but also a big environmental factor too. If you are a smoker, are pregnant, have uncontrolled diabetes, poor oral hygiene or do not visit the dentist often, you are more at risk of periodontal disease.
The end result can be cold sensitivity, root cavities (which are more difficult to fix), mobile teeth and loss of teeth. Additionally, if you have deep spaces between the tooth and gum, you are not able to clean it. Research shows that your dental professional is only clinically proven to clean up to 4mm deep because of how small the space is.
Therefore, if you have gum recession (loss of gums) or deep spaces between the tooth and bone, you can benefit from periodontal (gum) surgery
Gum surgery is only successful in well-maintained gums so you must attend regular maintenance appointments and have satisfactory home care before being considered a candidate.
Contact Lakeridge Dental to know more about out periodontal surgery procedure.
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