Recession can be caused by genetic predisposition for thin gum tissue, compounded with aggressive brushing habits and abrasive toothpastes.
In a healthy mouth, the roots of the teeth are covered with the gingival (gum) tissue. This protective covering blocks the tooth from the susceptibility of sensitivity and the potential for cavities on the roots.
How do we treat recession?
The gold standard of tissue grafts
In specific types of recession, we are able to use donor tissue. The tissue has passed the strictest requirements set by the American Association of Tissue Banks and is processed in a way that removes all living components. The tissue is completely sterile and acts as a matrix for your body to rebuild its own tissue in its place. The advantage to donor tissue is there is no removal of the area on the roof of your mouth.