Receding gums can be worrisome. If you notice you have gum recession, you may be worried about the future of your smile. Our Beverly Hills dentist has been helping people get the treatment they need for many years. Please keep reading to learn more about treating and preventing receding gums.
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Symptoms and Causes of Gum Recession
Several things can contribute to the cause of your receding gums. If you brush your teeth too hard, your gums can suffer, and they may begin to recede when you are too rough and vigorous with your brushing habits.
If you use chewing tobacco, this can cause a lot of issues with your oral health, including your gums. Tobacco can cause gum health issues, and you may begin to see your gum line recede.
When you have plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth, it can lead to the development of periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is gum disease that can affect your gum line. As your gums become inflamed and infected, your gum line can recede. This may be due to your oral hygiene habits, or it could be genetics.
The most common symptoms you may experience include pain, red gums, bleeding gums, and sensitivity to hot and cold foods.
How to Treat Gum Recession
Our Beverly Hills dentist can perform gum grafting to improve your gum health. The procedure involves taking a small segment of gum tissue from another portion of your mouth and placing it on the areas that are receding.
This is the most researched treatment with the best chance of longevity for receding gums.
Stitches are placed onto the grafted gum tissue for your existing gum tissue to accept.
The treatment is minimally invasive, and you should be able to fully recover within a couple of weeks after the gum grafting surgery.
When you have recovered from a successful gum grafting surgery, it is crucial to prioritize preventing any further gum health issues. Although this surgery has a high success rate, you do not want to take your chances by having a lax oral health routine.
Gum Recession Prevention
Receding gums cannot always be prevented. If you have a genetic predisposition to thin gum tissue, it can simply be a matter of time before your gums begin to recede. There are things you can do to reduce the chance that your gums will recede. Excellent oral hygiene is one of the many factors of healthy gums.
It would be best if you aimed to brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. You can floss once daily to remove food residue between your teeth, and food residue that gets left behind can break down and turn into plaque.
Using mouthwash on a daily basis can also reduce your chances of having gum recession.
It is ideal for you to receive professional teeth cleanings at a dentist’s office once or twice a year. If you have preexisting gum issues, you may want to go twice or more annually for cleanings.
Call Our Beverly Hills Dentist for a Free Consultation
If you have been worried about your gums, we can help. Dr. Farnoosh is a periodontist in Beverly Hills who has many years of experience treating gum recession. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our office to schedule your free consultation.
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