Gum recession is a condition where the gum tissue surrounding your teeth shrink and gradually disappear. This can happen as a result of a variety of reasons including gum disease, genetics or medication.  If you notice any symptoms of receding gums in Miami, FL, schedule an appointment with one of our periodontists for an evaluation. 

Signs of Gum Recession
Gum recession can be a slow process, so you might not notice any changes in your gums immediately. However, you may see that some of your teeth begin to appear longer than others. Untreated, receding gums can lead to bacteria buildup and loose. Below are some common signs of gum recession:

  • Increased sensitivity
  • Longer looking teeth
  • Painful and swollen gums
  • The presence of a bump or indentation where the teeth meet the gum line

It is important for you to monitor the appearance of your teeth and gums and to inform your periodontist when you experience any of the above symptoms; in some cases it can be a sign of an underlying health issue. Common health concerns that often lead to gum recession are hormonal imbalances, genetics, brushing your teeth too hard and a lack of regular dental care. Early treatment and diagnosis can help to prevent the problem from getting out of hand and destroying your smile.

Treatment and Outlook
Receding gums can be corrected with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. This procedure is minimally invasive and provides immediate results. Instead of making incisions for gum tissue grafting, our periodontist uses a special dental tool to loosen up the remaining gum tissue, so he can move it to cover the portion of recession on your teeth. The end result will leave you with a renewed smile with very minimal discomfort and recovery time.

Contact Us
Give South Florida Periodontics & Dental Implants a call for a consultation with Drs. Ross so you can learn more about your gum recession treatment options.