The loss of gum tissue can lead to many problems that affect both the appearance of your smile and the health of your teeth and mouth. Most common in adults over 40, gum recession can start as early as the teen years and be difficult to diagnose in the beginning stages. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits can help you prevent gum recession and catch it early on before symptoms become painful.
Our first step in treating patients with gum recession is to help identify the cause of the problem. This can include poor hygiene, tobacco usage or periodontal disease. After identifying the cause, we will develop the right treatment plan to heal the damage and prevent further symptoms from developing. Treatments may include cosmetic or restorative surgery performed by our team of specialists in close collaboration with your regular dentist.
It's important to treat receding gums as soon as they are diagnosed in order to reduce symptoms and prevent long-term damage, including:
- Sensitive teeth
- Unprotected roots
- Toothy smile
- Bad breath
- Inflammation and bleeding
If you have been diagnosed with gum recession or have concerns about your gums, contact The Dental Specialists today to schedule your appointment.