Gum recession is the process of the gum tissue pulling back from the teeth, exposing more of the tooth's root. When gum recession occurs, pockets or gaps begin to form between the teeth and gum line, making it easy for harmful bacteria to accumulate. If this condition is not treated, the bone structures and supporting tissue of the teeth incur severe damage and may eventually result in tooth loss.
Gum recession is a common dental problem that progresses gradually and should not be disregarded. If you feel your gums are receding, call us at Alencar Family Dentistry. We offer treatments that can repair the gum and prevent further damage.
Several reasons can cause your gums to recede:
The following are used to treat gum recession:
In this procedure, our dentist will fold back the affected gum tissue, extract the harmful bacteria from the pockets, and tightly secure the gum tissue over the tooth root, removing the pockets or reducing their size.
This surgical procedure reinstates lost bone and tissue when the bones supporting your teeth have been damaged by gum recession. A regenerative material, such as a graft tissue or tissue-stimulating protein, will be grafted to motivate your body to regenerate bone and tissue in the affected area. The gum tissue is attached over the root of the tooth after the regenerative material is put in place.
To learn more about gum recession and how to treat it, call Alencar Family Dentistry at (757) 546-0301. Our dentist, Dr. Jayme Alencar Oliveira, will help you decide on the best course of treatment based on your needs and condition.
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