Causes of Gum Recession and Effective Treatment Methods

A noninvasive procedure, SRP therapy removes the buildup from your gum pockets and smoothes the enamel to prevent future accumulation. If SRP therapy is not enough to improve your gum health, or if you have the second stage of gum disease (periodontitis), your dentist may perform periodontal surgery, or he or she might refer you to a periodontist or oral surgeon. During this procedure, incisions will be made in your gum tissue to reach deeper into your gum pockets and clean along your tooth roots. SRP therapy and gum surgery are frequently followed by a round of antibiotics to clear any remaining bacteria. After SRP therapy and periodontal surgery, your dental practitioner will allow some time for your gums to heal and regrow. If your gumline is still too high, gum graft surgery may be performed. Gum grafts usually use tissue from other areas of your mouth, for example, the roof of your mouth, to add coverage where needed on your gumline. Synthetic and donor grafts may also be used for those who don’t have adequate tissue to create a healthy gumline. After you have recovered from gum grafting, it is important to follow a good home oral hygiene routine and have regular visits with your dentist in Bloomingdale, IL for annual dental examinations and bi-annual professional cleanings.

Your gums are central to the health of your teeth, so you need to maintain your gum health have a beautiful smile. Schedule an oral health assessment with a dentist if you are concerned about gum disease or receding gums. At DentalWorks – Bloomingdale, our experienced team of dental professionals offers diagnoses and treatment for receding gums, including scaling and root planing, gum surgery, and gum grafting. Contact our practice in Bloomingdale, IL to set up appointments for your family.