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Treatment for Receding Gums

Receding Gums

Do you have receding gums? If your answer is yes, you should also know that untreated gum recession can destroy your oral health. Even if you don’t have discomfort or sensitivity, it’s significant to have an assessment with our dentist if your gums are receding. Our experts can explain to you the severity of your condition and the steps you can take to protect your oral health.

What is gum recession?

Gum recession is a form of gum disease. It occurs when your gum tissue wrenches away from your teeth. This exposes the roots underneath making the teeth more susceptible to decay. Your teeth can develop dentinal sensitivity while brushing or eating as well. There are 3 degrees of Gum recession such as mild, moderate, or severe. It may disturb one tooth or multiple teeth.

Whom does gum recession affect?

While receding gums can affect people of all ages, it’s most common in the elderly population. If you have the following features, there are more chances of receding gums. 

  • Have gum or bone disease.
  • Had orthodontic treatment.
  • Use chewing tobacco or any other form of beetle nut.
  • Have a lip or tongue piercing.
  • Brush your teeth violently.
  • Dental plaque or tartar buildup.
  • Trauma or damage to the gum tissue.
  • Abnormal tooth positioning (misalignment).
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco use.

Most of the time, poor oral hygiene is a contributing factor to gum recession. Remember that this isn’t always the case. Many people merely have a genetic tendency to the thin gum tissue.

No matter the cause of your receding gums, our best dentist will timely diagnose and treat the condition to prevent long-term oral health problems.

Gum recession Treatment

During the gum recession treatment, the dentist will use a gum graft to replace the missing gum tissue. The tissue of the roof of the mouth is used as a graft but occasionally it can also come from human donor tissue after sterilization. 

Once the gum graft is in the proper position, the dental surgeon stitches it into the recession site. There are several diverse types of gum grafting procedures. Our expert surgeons will help to determine which one is right for your case. If you are looking for a minimally invasive procedure to restore your receding gums then gum grafting is the right procedure for you.

Recovery from gum surgery

There are several factors that the recovery time depends on, including how many teeth are treated, the type of gum graft tissue, and the grafting procedure that was done. In most cases, the majority of people with gum recession surgery feel back to normal in about two weeks.

The dental surgeon at our dental clinic will provide you with thorough postoperative instructions. You should follow these instructions closely to have a comfortable, successful retrieval.

Can I prevent gum recession?

Most people have this question in their mind whether they can prevent receding gums or not. The answer is you can’t always prevent gum recession, especially if the gums are genetically susceptible to the thin gum tissue. Though, most people can significantly decrease the risk of infection-related gum recession with proper teeth and gum care. Some of the tips to reduce the severity of gum recession include:

  • Brushing the teeth thoroughly twice every day.
  • Floss once daily.
  • Using an antimicrobial mouthwash twice daily.
  • Follow the dentist’s recommendation for teeth cleanings and also regular dental checkups. 
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Avoid smoking or using chewing tobacco.

If your gums are receding and you want to get the best dental treatment to prevent the problem then this is the right time. Call us and book your appointment right away. 

Dental Studio On Wellesley: Best Dentist in Yonge and Wellesley

Dr. Sobhi has been practicing dentistry for over 16 years. She and her team of experienced dental professionals love helping patients achieve their healthiest and most beautiful smiles possible.

Dental Studio On Wellesley proudly provides comprehensive dental care in Yonge and Wellesley. Our beautiful and modern office has the latest in dental technology which assists us in providing our patients with the best care possible.

Do you have an appointment for a gum problems? If yes, then you don’t need to panic, our expert dentists will guide you about all kinds of dental filling in Yonge and Wellesley. If you have any queries our assistance is just a call at (416) 858-4949

Our Locations

Are you perplexed about the dental treatment you need? Or you are concerned about which dental clinic is the right option for your dental treatment? Don’t worry we have the best dentists in town with high-tech services. For your convenience, we have multiple dental offices at different locations. Let us know your location and queries we will guide you to your nearest dental office. The location of the dental offices is as follows:

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