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Gum disease can creep up pretty quickly, and could be difficult to notice. Since gum disease can cause damage in your mouth, you should try to do whatever you can to avoid the issue. As you probably know, brushing and flossing can help you avoid this disease—but did you know that even if your oral care is impeccable, you could still ultimately have gum disease?

Fortunately, if you do have gum disease, there are a few things you can still do. For example, depending on the severity of your case, our dentist could simply recommend better at-home cleanings. Similarly, we may recommend using taking medications, if your case is severe enough.

However, another option you may need to consider is gingival surgery, which is sometimes known as gum grafting. Though this treatment is rare, it can be useful if you infections and bacteria have damaged your gums.

During gingival surgery, a dentist will essentially replace unhealthy gums with healthier gums. Please note that you will probably need pain medication after this treatment. Similarly, you’ll need to keep your mouth as clean as possible if this is the option you choose.

Fortunately, if you have gum disease, you probably won’t need gum grafts. In fact, our team will usually be able to provide you with a more common solution. If you are worried about the health of your mouth, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call at 704-523-7221. Dr. Robert H. Watson and our team will gladly answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.