4 Ways you can Treat Gum Recession

before and after picture showing lost gum tissue and restored tissue, preserving the teeth affected

Readjust Dentures

A common cause of gum recession is ill-fitting dentures. If you have partial or full dentures and are experiencing receding gums, you should immediately visit your dental practitioner. Your gums will be continually be inflamed with dentures – All on 4 is a great solution for denture replacement!

Pocket Depth Reduction

Gum recession, like any other oral problem, is caused by bacterial growth in the mouth. In these cases, deep cleaning or scaling can help remove plaque and tartar from your mouth. However, if the pockets are too deep, you may require pocket depth reduction. This is where a periodontists will fold the gum tissue, clean out the damage-causing bacteria, and fold back the tissue over the tooth root. This can reduce the size of the pockets or complete remove them, hence the name.

Gum Grafting

There are several grafting procedures. In such procedures, tissue is removed from the palate or under the palate, or even from the adjacent tooth and is grafted to the area of recession. This is a tried and tested method of treating recession. But it is highly invasive, and may involve heavy bleeding. The recovery time is also long, which is why periodontists only operate one or two teeth at a time.

Pinhole Treatment

Because of the pain involved in grafting and the long-recovery time required, the Pinhole Surgical Technique® was developed. This only requires a minor opening in the gums, hence the name. This technique offers various benefits over gum grafting, whilst providing same results:

  • It is cost-effective
  • It is minimally invasive
  • It is virtually painless
  • It has almost zero downtime

If you are looking for the best gum recession treatments in Las Vegas, contact Dr. Ed DeAndrade at the Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants.

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