Many adults experience tooth sensitivity when eating hot or cold foods, or brushing near the gum line. If you have sensitive teeth, it could be a result of gum recession. Without treatment, receding gums can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss, so it is important to schedule an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible. Dr. Laurence Breiterman offers many treatments for receding gums in Wayne, NJ, including the modern Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. He can also help you keep your teeth and gums healthy to prevent gum disease in the future.

Causes of Gum Recession

Many things can cause gums to recede, including:

        Not brushing and flossing regularly

        Brushing too hard along the gum line

        Crooked teeth with hard-to-reach areas

        Genetics

Dr. Breiterman will give you a comprehensive examination to determine the cause of your gum recession and develop the right treatment plan.

Root Exposure and Sensitivity

Receding gums expose the roots of the teeth, leaving them open to extreme temperatures and damage from acidic foods. This lack of protection causes tooth sensitivity and can lead to gum disease and tooth decay over time.

Treatment Options

Dr. Breiterman is experienced with many treatment options for tooth sensitivity and gum recession. He may recommend the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™), which offers qualified patients several benefits, including immediate cosmetic improvement. This procedure is less invasive than traditional gum grafting and does not require any cutting or stitches, which gives many patients a fast recovery time. The PST™ method also allows Dr. Breiterman to treat several areas of the mouth in a single visit.

Call Our Office Today

If you have sensitive teeth, it could be a sign of gum recession. Immediate treatment is extremely important, as it not only reduces sensitivity but can help improve gum tissue health and reduce the chances of contracting gum disease. Give our office a call today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Breiterman will determine the cause of your sensitivity and recommend the right treatment for you.