When you are suffering from periodontal disease, you have the opportunity to also be suffering from gum recession. Gum recession is when your soft tissue begins to fade away leaving more of your tooth, and roots to be exposed. In more serious cases, your jawbone may begin to surface. Gum recession is easily missed by patients, especially in the early stages, as it slowly occurs over time. Gum recession is manageable, especially when you’re in the earlier stages so it is important to see your dentist for routine checkups so they help you stay on top of your oral health. Fortunately, there are treatments for gum recession that include reconstructive techniques that can help restore your smile even after permanent changes.
One of the most preformed gum recession treatments is periodontal plastic surgery. Gum recession sets in typically during periodontal disease, so between the treatment for the disease and the gum surgery, you should be on your way to a healthier smile. Periodontal plastic surgery is for the more serious cases of gum recession. Gum recession plastic surgery adds back gum tissue in the spots where it has faded. This allows your tooth roots and bone to be covered up, leaving no room for sensitivity.
If you have bee suffering from periodontal disease, and you are seeing signs of gum recession, you should seek treatment from your periodontist. It is a periodontal specialist’s job to focus on the soft tissues and surrounding areas, so they will know exactly how to fix your issue.
At the first signs and symptoms, contact your doctor to schedule a consultation. During this consultation, your dentist will assess your specific situation and design a treatment plan uniquely for you. From there, you will complete a round of treatment designed to eliminate infection before receiving any kind of gum restoration. If an infection were to start prior to surgery or you are already dealing with periodontal disease, it would cause the gums to recede again.
Contact your dentist for a consultation or an appointment to receive periodontal care. Your doctor will be able to provide periodontal treatment and gum recession treatments that address underlying causes and complete restoration. It is important to seek treatment at the first signs and symptoms, to ensure you receive the treatment in an efficient time, before conditions worsen. Contact our practice, today for your personalized care.