Gum Recession Procedures

What Is Gum Recession?

Soft tissue grafts are sometimes performed to treat gum disease, or correct other abnormalities.

The procedure involves taking gum tissue from the palate or another donor source to cover an exposed root in order to even the gum line and reduce sensitivity.

Periodontal procedures are available to stop further dental problems and gum recession, and to improve the aesthetics of your gum line.  For example, an exposed tooth root resulting from gum recession may not be causing you pain or sensitivity, but is causing one or more of your teeth to look longer than the others. In other cases, an exposed tooth root causes severe pain because it is exposed to extremes in temperatures or different kinds of food and liquids.

Once contributing factors are controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.

Do you have gum recession? Call Calahan Periodontics in Shreveport, LA, Suite 100
at (318) 868-0535 to learn more about gum recession procedures!

Gum Recession on Tooth Root

After Gum Grafting, Roots are Covered

Gum Recession Showing Tooth Roots

Roots Covered After Gum Grafts

Gum Recession From Crown Edge

Root Covered

Root Exposure

After Gum Graft Surgery

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Shreveport, LA

Shreveport, LA
Periodontal Specialists
Blaine G. Calahan, DDS, MS
William Borders, DDS

7591 Fern Avenue, Suite 1805
Shreveport, LA 71105
(318) 868-0535

Natchitoches, LA

Natchitoches, LA 
Periodontal Specialist
Blaine G. Calahan, DDS, MS

128 E. 5th Street
NatchitochesLA 71457
(318) 868-0535