Gum Recession

Gum Recession Affects More Than the Appearance of Your Smile

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Symptoms That Should Not Be Ignored

Receding gums surely alter the appearance of the smile. When the gums recede from one or multiple teeth it can cause the gumline to appear uneven and expose more of a tooth than naturally intended. This can not only cause cosmetic concerns but health problems as well, no matter the initial cause. We encourage those with any signs of gum recession to contact our office immediately. Common symptoms include:

  • Sensitive teeth
  • Teeth that appear longer than others
  • Discoloration of teeth near the gumline
  • A notch of dent in the teeth near the gumline
  • Inflammation or tenderness

Advantages of Gum Recession Treatment

  • Improved health
  • Reduced sensitivity
  • Healthier and more attractive appearance
  • Reduced risk of gum disease and infection
  • Reduced risk of tooth loss
  • Increased self-esteem

Common Causes of Gum Recession

  • Gum disease
  • Teeth grinding/clenching
  • Tooth misalignment
  • Aggressive brushing or flossing
  • Genetics
  • Tobacco use

Partner with a Team of Specialists to Correct Receding Gums

Dr. Sawan Malik and Nicholas DeTure are specially trained in correcting recession through two highly regarded methods. Gum grafting and the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) are effective solutions that can improve your appearance and oral health. Gum grafting is a more conventional treatment option while PST is a modern, minimally-invasive alternative. During your personalized consultation we can help you determine which option is right for you.

Gum recession treatment can offset the negative effects of receding gums. Do not hesitate to schedule an appointment to find out how you can improve your smile.