Dangers of Gum Recession
When the gum tissue surrounding your teeth recedes, your tooth roots become exposed and your teeth will appear to be longer than normal. Gum recession not only ages your smile, but it also results in the teeth becoming overly sensitive to hot and cold as well as certain foods. When gums recede, the exposed tooth root is more vulnerable to bacterial attacks and other damage, which can eventually lead to tooth fracture or loss.
Can Gum Recession be Reversed?
Although many people may not be aware of it, receding gums can indeed be restored to a healthy state. Dr. Tanur and Dr. Ovadia are highly trained specialists who use effective and minimally invasive treatment to build up lost gum tissue. Your smile will be enhanced, your teeth will no longer be overly sensitive, and the tooth roots will once again be protected against infection and decay.
Advanced Gum Grafting Treatment
Dr. Ovadia and Dr. Tanur use advanced techniques and micro-surgical instruments to gently graft gum tissue. “Surgical tunnelling” is an advanced treatment that replaces the need to make incisions around the teeth. This effective and minimally invasive treatment is far gentler and promotes faster healing compared to traditional surgical methods.
Are your gums thin?
When the gums become too thin, they are unable to adequately support the teeth and will eventually recede. Our doctors can gently add gum tissue to build up thin gums and prevent gum recession.
Causes of Gum Recession
Here are the most common causes of gum recession:
- trauma or injury to the teeth
- advanced gum disease
- teeth grinding
- misaligned teeth
- inadequate dental hygiene
- overly aggressive brushing or flossing
- prior orthodontics
Getting the best treatment plan
If you have areas around your gums that are receding, schedule a consultation with us. Dr. Ovadia or Dr. Tanur will conduct a thorough exam to determine the extent of your gum recession as well as the underlying cause. The doctor will explain your treatment options and answer any of your questions. You will receive a treatment plan that is suited to your individual needs.
Your new gums will have a completely natural color. They will blend in smoothly with your own gum tissue and will be very strong. Your tooth roots will be protected from further erosion, and your smile will be enhanced.