1 in 8 people have sensitive teeth.
That sounds like a high number, right? Sensitivity can be multi-factorial and does not necessarily mean you have a cavity. Grinding and clenching can cause gums to recede thereby exposing the nerves of your roots which cause sensitivity. A permanent solution to recession? Gum graft surgery.
Gum grafting involves covering up root surfaces using gums from a different area in your mouth. This procedure is recommended to protect your roots from decay or further abrasion and helps make your gums strong and prevents recession from worsening.
The surgery can sound scary to most people. Rest assured, the pain and discomfort is minimal. Our office will do everything in our power to aid in your healing. Dr. Strauss, our periodontist, is highly skilled in this procedure and is passionate about transforming his patient’s lives and their smiles through dental surgery.