Gum recession is one of the side effects of progressing periodontal disease and can also be a symptom of other oral health issues. Many people with receding gums experience some tooth sensitivity and even gum pain. In some cases, gum recession surgery is needed to restore the gum line and improve oral health. Dr. Trujillo may recommend periodontal treatment and other therapies to restore your oral health.
Gum Recession Treatment
Dr. Trujillo may recommend a gum graft to treat gum recession and restore your gum line to a healthier level. Repairing and restoring the gums may require a gum grafting procedure that involves adding tissue to the gums to repair areas in need. In some cases, he may suggest the innovative PST™
to repair receding gum tissues, which is minimally invasive and requires no incisions or sutures.
Many people with receding gums are very self-conscious about their smile and should seek periodontal treatment as soon as they notice signs of gum disease. You can help prevent gum disease by using the right brushing technique and maintaining a diligent brushing and flossing routine. If you have a misaligned bite, you could be at a higher risk of developing receding gums.
Once the gums have receded, they do not grow back and early treatment is essential for your oral health. To learn more about the gum graft procedure
, and periodontal treatment
options that can restore your oral health, schedule your consultation in Merced, CA with Dr. Trujillo today!