Gingivitis and in its advanced state, periodontitis, has a profound effect on the gums. As gingivitis progresses, more and more bacteria and plaque builds up, causing the gums to stretch. The end result it large pockets that, once cleaned out, remain on your gum line. These pockets cause the gums to recede, which is not pleasing to the eye. When the gums recede, an abnormal amount of tooth structure is exposed. Dr. Ali M Arastu offers gum grafting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to treat gum recession and restore your beautiful smile. Contact Periodontal Consultants at 215-463-6677 to learn more and schedule your appointment with our periodontist.