The Root of the Problem May Be Gum Recession
Have you noticed changes in your smile? Do your teeth appear to look longer, or less attractive? Gum recession may be to blame. When gum tissue recedes, the roots of teeth become exposed to the oral environment, significantly increasing the risk of decay and damage to these important oral structures. The result of this gradual process often leads to a self-conscious smile and further dental problems, if not addressed in a timely manner with gum grafting treatment.
Signs and Symptoms of Gum Recession
Gum recession may be the result of factors like aggressive brushing, teeth grinding and ill-fitting appliances, but is most often caused by periodontal disease. Receded gum tissues do not grow back on their own, so seeking treatment early on is the best way to minimize damage to your oral health and smile.
Signs and symptoms of a receding gum line include:
- Teeth appear elongated
- Root surface exposure
- Tooth sensitivity
- Tooth mobility
- Discoloration near gum line
- Notches/dents near gum line
- Dark, triangular spacing between teeth
- Gum inflammation or bleeding
- Bad breath
Gum Grafting Restores and Rejuvenates
With over 60 years of combined experience, Dr. David Campbell, Dr. James Belcher and Dr. Alex Podaru offer the refined skills and advanced expertise you need for restoring your smile and oral health. Our gum grafting techniques effectively replace lost tissue, using samples from your own mouth or a tissue bank to return the gum line to a healthier, naturally attractive level. In addition to traditional gum grafting, we also perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique for gum recession.