Gum recession can occur as a result of bacteria (periodontal disease: gingivitis and periodontitis), the natural ageing process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth. When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed.
Exposing the root of the tooth means that tooth decay and other problems can begin to take affect along the gum line and beneath it.
If receding gums are left untreated, you may develop sensitive teeth, dental pain, further tissue loss and development of gum inflammation or become unhappy with your appearance (e.g. long teeth).
Pinhole Gum Grafting at the Neem Tree
If your gums begin to recede, your dentist may decide that a pinhole gum grafting procedure is necessary. Pinhole hum grafting allows ours specialist dentists to gently stretch the existing gum to cover the exposed root of the tooth.
This procedure is done by making a small pin-sized hole in the gum and gently pulling the gum to cover the root. Pinhole gum grafting does not require stitches and is much less uncomfortable and invasive than other, similar alternatives.