|Gums that bleed and swell.
|Teeth that feel sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.
|Teeth that look overexposed or misshaped.
|Connective-tissue gum graft: This type of gum graft is the most common treatment for receding gums. The doctor cuts a small flap on the roof of the mouth, removes some tissue from underneath, and sews it back down. The tissue is then bonded to the receding gums to create a longer gumline.
|Free gingival gum graft: This type of gum graft is often used to correct receding gums on patients who have thin gums by nature. Instead of cutting a flap, the doctor removes some soft tissue directly from the roof of the mouth and attaches it to the receding gums to create a longer gumline.
|Pedicle gum graft: This type of gum graft is best for patients who still have a good amount of soft tissue on the receding gums. The doctor makes a flap in the gum area (pedicle) and then gently stretches the skin over the exposed tooth roots, keeping it in place with some stiches.
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