- November 5, 2012
Have you noticed changes in your smile recently? Maybe your teeth have gotten more sensitive, or you seem to have less gum tissue than you once did. Both of these are symptoms of gum recession, a serious dental condition often caused by gum disease or overly-aggressive brushing.
From a purely aesthetic point of view, gum recession can leave you feeling self-conscious of your smile. But beyond aesthetics, the consequences are much more serious than just a loss of confidence. Receding gums put tooth roots in a vulnerable position. When roots are exposed for too long, your smile may be affected by a wide variety of problems, including:
- Tooth decay
- Bone loss
- Tooth loss.
To help patients from the Philadelphia area smile confidently and enjoy better oral health and functionality, Dr. DiGiallorenzo offers soft tissue grafting. During a soft tissue grafting procedure, Dr. DiGiallorenzo will replace your missing soft tissue with a collagen matrix, covering exposed roots and protecting your smile from further harm. An entire soft tissue grafting procedure can typically be completed in just a single visit at one of our Philadelphia-area offices, with a few follow-up appointments later to remove stitches and check on your progress.
Are you worried that your gums may be receding, whether because of aggressive brushing or gum disease? Do you wish your smile was shapelier? Is sensitivity preventing you from enjoying your favorite foods and drinks? Call Dr. DiGiallorenzo’s Collegeville or Williamsport office today to reserve a consultation appointment. We’re proud to serve patients from all across the Philadelphia area.