Find Out How to Restore Your Gums
So, we have to address what are the causes of gum recession. Causes of gum recession could be gum disease, it could be that the patient is brushing their teeth too hard. If it’s gum disease, we’ve gotta bring them to a state of health. And then we need to be able to bring that gum down to where it used to be. And if the patient is brushing their teeth very hard, we’ve gotta instruct them not to brush their teeth too hard. And the second step would be to bring that gum down to where it used to be.
Now, there are a few ways we can accomplish this. One of them is just by repositioning the gum. Sometimes it’s as simple as that. It’s a very minimally invasive procedure where we just pull the gum down, we hold it, and the gum stays exactly where it is.
If the gum recession is much more advanced, we do what we call gum grafting. And that is carried out by our periodontists who are specialists in this particular procedure. It’s a 45-minute procedure in the office, and very predictable, 98% plus success rate, and it will bring the gum back to where it needs to be.