Treating Your Gum Recession Conservatively & Effectively
Those who are affected by gum recession may notice their gum line pulling away from their teeth, exposing the sensitive tooth roots and compromising their tooth stability. Gum recession can occur for a variety of reasons, including gum disease, aggressive tooth brushing, an improper bite or even genetics. When your gums recede, they no longer provide the protection and security your teeth need to stay healthy. Exposed tooth roots become more susceptible to decay and disease as they do not have the protective tissue, leading to a higher chance of infection and even tooth loss. Additionally, gum recession can cause teeth to loosen and affect the attractiveness of your smile.
You may be experiencing symptoms of gum recession if you notice:
A proven method of treatment for gum recession is traditional gum grafting. Since gum tissue does not grow back naturally, gum grafting is used to cover exposed tooth roots and restore the gum line. During the gum grafting procedure Dr. HagShenas can take a sample of tissue from the roof of your mouth or from a donor source and suture it over the site of recession. This grafted tissue will heal to your surrounding gums and blend in naturally with your smile. After healing, the results are a natural and beautiful smile with effective protection and security for your teeth.
Dr. HagShenas believes that patient care and comfort are of utmost importance and has become certified in the minimally invasive Pinhole® Surgical Technique. This technique takes the discomfort out of gum recession treatment, since it does not involve scalpels, sutures or grafts. Dr. HagShenas makes a small hole in the gum tissue just above the site of recession and uses special tools to reposition the gums over the exposed tooth roots. The Pinhole Surgical Technique can be completed in just one day, does not require sedation, and shows same-day results.