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Treating Gum Recession

For many, recession can be a symptom of a greater, underlying dental issue. Some of the key reasons to treat gum recession early on include:

  • May reduce the risk of loose teeth
  • Reduces pain and discomfort associated with inflammation of the gum tissue
  • Reduces tooth sensitivity
  • Restores a healthy looking smile
  • May reduce the risk of gum disease and other oral health problems

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Sensitive Teeth in Scottsdale, AZ

Gingival recession occurs when your soft gum tissue starts to pull away from your teeth and exposes the root structures. This can cause severe sensitivity and be a symptom of a progressive dental condition like periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can lead to bone loss, loose teeth, and eventual tooth loss. This condition is serious and treatment should be sought immediately. Dr. Bruce Lachot is a general dentist in Scottsdale, AZ offering treatment for periodontal disease and resulting gum recession in his office.

Important Reasons for Treating Gum Recession Early

  • Reduces tooth sensitivity
  • Reduces risk of root decay and structural damage
  • Restores your healthy smile before it is too late
  • May reduce the risk of loose teeth
  • Addresses some cosmetic concerns

Gum Recession Treatments Include:

  • Periodontal therapy: Periodontal disease may be treated with a noninvasive scaling and root planing procedure or laser gum surgery, depending on the severity of the condition. Periodontal disease must be treated before receding gums can be restored.
  • Gum grafting: This procedure is a type of gum surgery involving grafting of soft tissue from another site in the mouth or from a donor source. The tissue sample is sutured to the area in need, which restores the gum line to a healthier level.
  • The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™): A highly innovative treatment for gum recession, PST™ is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery.

Gum recession not only damages your soft tissue, it greatly increases the risk of further oral complications. As the primary cause of gum recession, periodontal disease is not something that will go away; in fact, it will likely become worse and may lead to loose teeth if left untreated.

If you are noticing your gum tissue pulling away from your teeth, exposure of your roots, or have sensitive teeth in Scottsdale, AZ, you should seek treatment with Dr. Lachot as soon as possible. Call our office today to learn more about the importance of treating gum recession.

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