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