Receding gums, also known as gingival recession, is one of the common side effects of progressing periodontal disease. Other oral health issues can cause gum recession and some people end up damaging their gums simply because of lifestyle habits. If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, feel notches or dents near the gum line, or notice your teeth appear larger than normal, you may need gum surgery or other treatments to restore the gum line.
Gum Recession Treatment Service
Dr. Yazbeck, general dentist may recommend a gum graft to restore the gum line after recession has occurred. Gum grafts can be very effective for eliminating tooth sensitivity, but the surgical procedure does have a long healing and recovery period. Gum grafts are performed by grafting tissue from the patient’s own mouth or by restoring the gum line with a donor graft and other grafting materials.
Your gum recession treatment plan may also include periodontal therapy to eradicate any signs of infection and maintain healthy gums. An alternative to traditional gum grafting is PST™. This is a minimally invasive procedure that can restore the gum line and also provides immediate cosmetic benefits.
In some cases, simply switching to a soft or electric toothbrush and using the proper brushing technique is enough to maintain healthy gums. Getting treatment for a misaligned bite can also help to improve gum and oral health.
If you are self-conscious about your smile because of receding gums, set up an appointment with Dr. Yazbeck, general dentist to determine whether you are a candidate for gum grafting, PST™, or periodontal therapy in Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Montreal. Schedule your gum recession consultation with Dr. Yazbeck, general dentist today!