Have you noticed that you have more of your teeth showing? Perhaps your teeth are becoming loose. You may have a receding gum line which is very worrisome. If gone untreated, your receding gums can result in tooth loss.
Our Beverly Hills periodontist can help you achieve a smile that is once again healthy and vibrant. Please keep reading to learn more about how we can treat your gums and protect your smile.
To schedule your free consultation with Dr. Farnoosh, call the office today.
What Causes a Receding Gum Line?
Gums can recede for several reasons. One of the most common reasons why patients may notice their gums receding is gum disease or periodontal disease. This is typically due to a buildup of plaque and tartar on their teeth. This can destroy the integrity of your gum tissue which causes a recession of your gums and eventually can lead to tooth decay.
Another common cause is aggressive tooth brushing. Some people need to replace their toothbrushes way too often because they turn the bristles into a frayed mess. This is an indication that they are brushing their teeth way too hard. Vigorous tooth brushing can damage gum tissue and cause it to recede.
Women who are going through the hormonal changes of pregnancy are more prone to receding gums. Gums can become hyper-sensitive to plaque when women are pregnant due to the hormone changes that come with pregnancy.
To learn more about the possible solutions to your receding gum line, please keep reading.
Gum Grafting Surgery
Gum grafting can help repair your receding gum line. This surgery involves taking healthy gum tissue from another part of your mouth or from a donor and placing it to your gum line to restore the loss you have had.
This is typically done with minimal sedation or local anesthetic. You can be awake for the procedure and be able to drive yourself home afterward.
The healing process can take about two weeks from the date of your surgery. You may feel just fine a few days after your procedure, but the gum tissue won’t be fully healed for a few weeks.
Gum grafting can help repair receding gum lines and prevent tooth loss. We would be happy to provide you with a free consultation to help you determine if you would be a good candidate for this surgery. Give our office a call today.
Prevent a Receding Gum Line
You can do several things to try and prevent your gums from receding. Gently brushing your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, rinsing your mouth, and flossing daily can help prevent gum disease. Do not brush too hard, and always opt for a toothbrush with a soft bristle.
Try to get in for a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year, especially if you are prone to gum disease. Annual checkups can ensure that you are keeping your gum health a priority. You are far less likely to have repeat flare-ups if you are seeing a dentist annually.
To keep your gums healthy, avoid smoke or chewing tobacco.
Your Free Consultation with Our Beverly Hills Dentist
A receding gum line is not something that you should ignore. You do not want to find out what happens when you leave this condition untreated. Our Beverly Hills dentist is very experienced in treating gum health issues in patients.
If you would like to meet with Dr. Farnoosh for your free consultation, we can get you set up right away. Please call the office as soon as possible, and we would be glad to help you get started.