Treating Gum Recession

Many people do not realize that gum recession can be a symptom of underlying oral health problems. Some of the reasons to seek treatment for gum recession with Dr. Tatyana Pihur in San Francisco, CA, as early as possible:

  • Reduce the risk of loose teeth
  • Reduce the risk of root surface decay
  • Restore a healthier smile
  • Reduce tooth sensitivity
  • Reduce the progression of gum disease

Gum Recession Treatment Options

To effectively treat gum recession, you may need to undergo a procedure that involves a combination of gum rejuvenation surgery and periodontal therapy. Some of the most common gum-recession treatment options include:

  • Periodontal therapy
  • Gum grafting surgery
  • The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PSTâ„¢)

Importance of Treating Gum Recession

If you have loose teeth or receding gums, contact Dr. Pihur for an appointment as soon as possible. One of the most common signs of gum recession is tissue that starts to pull away from the tooth structure. Receding gums may be accompanied by inflammation of the tissue, tooth sensitivity, and gum pain. Seeking treatment early can help you maintain optimal oral health.

Importance of Gum Recession Treatment and Restorative Dentistry

You may be a candidate for a restorative dentistry procedure to cover exposed roots or gum recession treatment if you notice your teeth are becoming more sensitive or appear longer than usual. Gum recession treatment depends on the cause, and Dr. Pihur will determine whether you are a candidate for a restorative dentistry procedure or other treatments during your consultation. Our dental hygienist can provide you with tips for brushing and flossing correctly so you do not damage the gums with your home care routine. Periodontal therapies such as scaling and root planing or laser gum disease treatment can be effective for eliminating an infection in the mouth.

Gum disease is a progressive condition and can cause gum recession, loose teeth, and tooth loss if it left untreated. You may need a combination of restorative dentistry procedures and gum-recession treatment to achieve optimal oral health after gum disease has been addressed. Schedule your consultation in San Francisco, CA, with Dr. Pihur today.