Do I need a gum graft? If so, how soon must I get the procedure done? Can I wait a few years? The tooth is not causing pain. (ph
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Doctor Answers 1
Gum graft and receeding gums
The picture you have provided shows severe recession on 2 of your lower front teeth. Also you have bone loss between these 2 teeth. You will need to have an xray to evaluate the extent of this bone loss.
It is better to treat the recession as soom as possible to prevent further gum recession and bone loss.
The longer you wait , the result of root coverage with gum graft will be compromised and not predictable
Get a referral to see a periodontist for evaliation.
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