Gum Recession

Gum Recession Should Be Treated Immediately

Sometimes, patients who are having hormonal imbalances (such as during menopause or pregnancy), or those who have a predisposition toward gum recession, discover that their gums are receding. Receding gums will not grow back on their own and should be addressed as soon as possible.

For more information on how Dr. Ian Leopold, Dr. Craig Main, and Dr. Meredith Morgan treat receding gums in San Luis Obispo, please contact us to schedule your appointment today. We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.

Gum recession treatment and prevention options include:
  • Gum Graft Procedure
  • Periodontal Therapy
  • Switching to a soft-bristled or electric toothbrush
Gum Recession Treatment

Gum recession, also known as gingival recession, can be a side effect of progressing periodontal disease and other oral health issues. Many people with receding gums experience some degree of gum pain and tooth sensitivity. Once the gums have pulled back or are worn down, they do not grow back.

Dr. Ian Leopold may recommend a gum graft to treat gum recession and put an end to any gum pain or tooth sensitivity that you may be experiencing. Dr. Ian Leopold may employ one of several grafting techniques to ensure optimal results. Gum grafts may be performed by using tissue from a nearby site, grafting tissue from the roof of the mouth, or by using donor grafting material.

Receding gums may be causing gum pain and making you self-conscious about your smile. It is important to remember that gum recession is one of the common side effects of progressing periodontal disease. You can help prevent gum disease by using the proper tooth brushing technique and keeping up with a daily brushing and flossing regimen. If you have a misaligned bite, you may be at a higher risk of developing receding gums because of too much pressure on certain areas of the mouth. Since the gums do not grow back once they have receded, prevention and early treatment are vital to your oral health.

To learn more about the gum graft procedure or treatment options for gum pain, set up a consultation with Dr. Ian Leopold today.

Without gum recession treatment, people often suffer needlessly from such problems as:
  • Overly sensitive teeth (Sensitive teeth can even tingle when sugary foods are eaten, not just when food or drink is excessively hot or cold.)
  • Loosening teeth (This can lead to loss of teeth.)
  • Weakening bone health if periodontal disease goes unchecked
  • Unappealing appearance due to inflamed, red gum tissues and exposed tooth roots
  • Increased risk of root surface decay
Treating Gum Recession Provides Numerous Patient Benefits:
  • Teeth that are no longer loose or in danger of falling out
  • Reduction of pain and irritation caused by sensitive teeth
  • Improvement of the patient’s smile and confidence
  • Improvement of overall oral health

Treatment of receding gums can also help avoid further complications from exposed root surfaces such as decay and loss of tooth structure.

We Have Answers to Your Gum Recession Questions

To learn more about the number of ways that we can treat your receding gums, please contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.

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