Gum recession is one of the principal signs of periodontal disease. However, incorrect brushing techniques or certain medications can increase the risks. In fact, traditional gum surgery and some orthodontic treatments can cause gums to recede because healthy tissue is removed to eradicate the infection.
Healthy gums are vital to your overall oral health. When your gum tissue shrinks away from your teeth, it uncovers the lower parts of your teeth and roots. Eventually, complete exposure of the roots drains the teeth of nutrients and leaves them open to bacterial infections. If left untreated, this can lead to tooth loss or damage to the bone and tissue of your mouth and jaw.
Early Warning Signs of Gum Recession
Your gums recede slowly, typically over years. Check your teeth often in a mirror to see if they appear longer or if there are spaces between them that look larger than normal. Signs of receding gums include:
- Red, swollen gums that are tender to the touch
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth or new spaces appearing between your teeth
- Hot and cold sensitivity
- Changes in your bite
- Pus between your teeth and gums
Advantages of the Pinhole Surgical Technique™
The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ to treat receding gums is a less-invasive alternative to gum grafting. It does not involve the cutting of gum tissue. This simple and nearly painless procedure involves making a tiny hole and special instruments to loosen the gum tissue and move it over the areas with gum recession. Some of the key benefits include:
- No bleeding, swelling or pain typically associated with gum surgery
- No incisions or sutures
- Immediate cosmetic benefits
- Fast recovery and healing time
- Healthier and more attractive smile
- Capability to treat multiple teeth at one time
Contact Us Today
If you are concerned about receding gums in Wayne, NJ, contact us at 973-988-4491. Dr. Breiterman and his team of professionals provide ultimate dental care by incorporating the most current technologies into their treatment plans and will help you schedule a consultation today.
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