Published: 01/15/2020

Suffering from gum disease without care could lead to periodontal disease, which could eventually lead into gum recession. It is important to receive care so you do not risk losing teeth. Gum recession is when your soft tissue begins to slowly disappear, leaving more tooth to be exposed. In more serious cases, your jawbone may begin to surface. Many patients do not realize their gums are receding, because it slowly occurs during time. Gum recession is manageable, especially when you’re in the earlier stages so it is important to see your dentist for routine checkups so they help you stay on top of your oral health. Fortunately, there are treatments for gum recession that include reconstructive techniques that can help restore your smile even after permanent changes.

One of the most preformed gum recession treatments is periodontal plastic surgery. Gum recession sets in typically during periodontal disease, so between the treatment for the disease and the gum surgery, you should be on your way to a healthier smile. Periodontal plastic surgery is for the more serious cases of gum recession. Gum recession plastic surgery adds back gum tissue in the spots where it has faded. This allows your tooth roots and bone to be covered up, leaving no room for sensitivity.

If you have been dealing with periodontal disease, and have been suffering from gum recession, contact your dentist. It is important you set up a consultation appointment to ensure you maintain your oral health. During this appointment, your doctor and their team of specialists will check your oral cavity to make sure there are no underlying causes and you receive a complete restoration. From there, you will complete a round of treatment designed to eliminate infection before receiving any kind of gum restoration. If an infection were to start prior to surgery or you are already dealing with periodontal disease, it would cause the gums to recede again. Seeking professional dental attention at the first signs and symptoms of periodontal disease and gum recession will allow your dentist to provide optimal care in an efficient time, before your oral health worsens.

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