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Our skilled dentist provides soft tissue grafting in Irvine, California, to treat gum recession and other damage caused by periodontal disease. Gum recession exposes your tooth roots and increases your risk of tooth loss. If left untreated it can have catastrophic effects on your smile and oral health.

Gum disease occurs gradually in the early stages of development and can be difficult to diagnose. This makes visiting our dentist regularly extremely important. During your routine visits, we examine your entire mouth for any signs of periodontal disease and gum recession so that we can diagnose and treat the problem in the earliest stage of development before any significant damage is done. We will also evaluate any factors which may be contributing to gum recession, such as tobacco usage, overaggressive brushing and poor oral hygiene, and we will make recommendations on ways you can improve your at-home care and lifestyle to minimize or halt further gum recession.

Some of the common symptoms of gum recession include:

  • Sensitive teeth
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • Teeth that look longer
  • Inflammation and easy bleeding of the gums
  • Bad breath

There are several treatments available to halt gum recession and restore your gum line. One of these is soft tissue grafting, also known as gum grafting. In this procedure, our dentist takes healthy gum tissue from another area of your mouth and sutures it into place in the affected area. As the gum tissue integrates into the area and heals, it restores a healthy amount of gum tissue and an even gum line.

For more information about gum recession and soft tissue grafting and to set up a consultation with our caring dentist, please contact QH Dental today at 949-877-3993.