What is gum recession?
Gum recession is when gum tissue surrounding the crown of the tooth recedes and exposes more of the tooth.
“Symptoms to look for”
Gum recession is a progressive condition and can be difficult to detect in the earlier stages.
- Increased Sensitivity
- Tooth Mobility
- Exposed root, tooth may look long
Gum Recession Causes
There are several possible causes for a receding gum line. Here are the most common.
- Periodontal Disease
- Natural Aging
- Aggressive Brushing and Flossing
- Genetic Predisposition
- Smoking or Chewing Tobacco
Gum Recession Treatment:
Early detection and minimal treatment are ideal. The first step is to address the cause and develop a corrective plan of action. There are many treatment options for gum recession. Mild gum recession can be treated with scaling and root planing, also known as a deep cleaning. There are a few different types of surgical grafting options for more advanced cases of gum recession. Our office offers the latest techniques for treating gum recession. The Pinhole Surgical Technique is the most advanced, non-invasive treatment for gum rejuvenation. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, the Pinhole procedure requires NO incisions and NO sutures. The recovery is fast and the results are natural looking and long lasting.
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