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Gum Recession NYC

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john koutsoyiannis, dds

Receding Gums Treatments

Gum recession causes the gums to pull away from your teeth. Gum recession is a serious condition that can lead to the loss of teeth if left untreated. When your gum recedes, it causes the roots of your teeth to be exposed. Exposed roots invite decay, as the roots aren’t covered by the same thickness of enamel as the rest of your teeth. Because you may experience some swelling prior to your gums receding, your gums tend to feel tender and may even bleed. A receding gumline can lead to tooth sensitivity and pain. Periodontists can save your teeth and effectively treat your gums if the condition is caught early enough.

WHAT IS RECEDING GUM TREATMENT?

Receding gum treatment is designed to target the symptoms of gum recession. The first clues that your gums are receding may include sensitive teeth, swollen gums, bad breath, loose teeth, tender or bleeding gums, and teeth that appear longer than usual from exposed roots. Determining the cause of receding gums is the first step toward gum recession treatment. Some of the most common causes for receding gums include ill-fitting partial dentures, tobacco use, overly aggressive brushing, and teeth grinding. Some patients may also have a predisposition that makes them more likely to develop gum disease. When you notice a receding gumline, NYC periodontists can help you determine the proper gum recession treatment or gum surgery. Below are some common causes that lead to receding gums and how we can treat them.

RECEDING GUMS CAUSES AND TREATMENTS
INJURY TO THE GUMS
Get An Oral Examination To Confirm That There Are No Foreign Bodies Lodged In Your Gums. Your Treatment Is Then Based On The Severity Of The Injury.
AGGRESSIVE BRUSHING
Switch To A Brush With Softer Bristles And Follow The Instructions On Proper Brushing Techniques.
ILL-FITTING PARTIAL DENTURES
Refit Or Remake Your Partial Dentures To Eliminate Gum Irritation.
TOBACCO USE
Quit Smoking Or Chewing Tobacco Completely To Improve Gum Health.
PREDISPOSITION TO PERIODONTAL DISEASE
Get A Deep Cleaning That Includes Scaling Or Removing The Plaque And Tartar Build-Up On Your Teeth And Root Surfaces. Root Planning Helps Your Gums Reattach To Your Teeth.
CLENCHING AND GRINDING OF YOUR TEETH
This Habit Often Requires You To Wear A Night Guard To Prevent Further Damage While You Sleep.

WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR RECEDING GUM TREATMENT?

Ideal candidates for gum recession treatment are individuals looking to improve the health of their gums. The details of treating receding gums will vary depending on the severity of gum recession. Additionally, health and lifestyle factors, such as tobacco use, will be taken into account when determining the appropriate treatment for gum recession.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY GUM RECESSION TREATMENT?

In mild cases of gum recession, simple lifestyle changes or non-surgical treatments are all that are needed to improve gum health. If your gums have receded severely, you may require receding gum surgery for one or more teeth. This gum surgery is called a gum graft and is performed where your gums have receded. By repairing your receding gumline, the exposed roots are protected and the health of your smile is restored.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER MY GUM RECESSION TREATMENT?

Following gum recession surgery or a gum recession treatment, it is important to follow a modified diet to not irritate the gums. Typically, patients should avoid overly hot or cold, spicy, or crunchy foods. Alcohol should also not be consumed as you recover from treatment of receding gums. Additionally, tobacco use of any kind should be stopped indefinitely to ensure the health of your gums. Following a gum recession treatment, a periodontist will provide you with detailed instructions to follow.

BENEFITS OF TREATING GUM RECESSION
Can Prevent Tooth Loss
Treats Pain & Swelling Of The Gums
Ensures A Healthy Smile
Prevents More Severe Oral Conditions From Developing
Helps Achieve An Aesthetically Pleasing Smile

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT GUM RECESSION IN NYC?

Dr. John Koutsoyiannis and the staff at Sohosmile® would be happy to discuss gum recession in NYC with you. To learn more, please call our office at 212.334.7330 or request an appointment online.

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