About Gingival Recession
Receding gums are often the result of gum disease, though overaggressive brushing, malnutrition, and tobacco use can also cause the gums to recede. The priority is to address the cause of gum recession. Once the underlying issue has been resolved or controlled, receded gum tissue will not regenerate. It is necessary to replace the tissue in order to restore the aesthetics of your smile and prevent any other dental health issues.
Once we have diagnosed and treated the reason for your gum recession, we can help determine if minimally invasive gum rejuvenation is right for you.
Minimally Invasive Treatment
In the past, a painful tissue graft was the only way to address recessed gum tissue. A tissue graft involves removing tissue from the roof of the mouth, inserting it beneath the gum tissue in the treatment area, and securing the tissue with a series of sutures. Recovery time can take 10 days or longer.
Fortunately, Dr. Rogers and his team use a more sophisticated approach that requires no incisions or sutures. With local anesthesia, the procedure is virtually painless. Using sophisticated instruments, the healthy gum tissue is loosened and repositioned in order to cover the exposed areas of the teeth. No downtime is required after the procedure, though you may be advised to only eat soft non-spicy foods for a period. Meanwhile, you can expect to see an immediate improvement in the appearance of your smile.
Benefits of Gum Rejuvenation
Addressing gum recession can make your smile look healthier and more attractive. It can also protect your teeth from decay and eventual tooth loss by covering the tooth roots and restoring the foundation of your smile. Patients often experience reduced tooth sensitivity following gum rejuvenation. Our practice takes great pride in providing procedures that not only enhance the form and function of your smile, but also result in minimal downtime and discomfort. Our minimally invasive approach to gum recession can save time, help you avoid an uncomfortable recovery, and provide important long-term oral health benefits.