Gum Recession Treatment - Greenacres, FL
Cease and Reverse
Your Receding Gums
Gum recession occurs when the soft gum tissue recedes, exposing tooth roots and leading to various unfavorable effects in appearance and function. An astounding 70 percent of adult tooth loss can be attributed to receding gums. In addition to the visible impact on your smile, receding gums can result in heightened tooth sensitivity to hot or cold stimuli.
Ignoring this issue isn’t the solution; instead, turn to our dedicated Ferber Dental Group team for cutting-edge gum recession solutions. As gum recession progresses, its repercussions can escalate significantly, encompassing gum disease, tooth loss, unstable teeth, an imbalanced smile, and even jawbone deterioration. Protect against these potential challenges with advanced gum recession treatment in Greenacres, FL.
Common Causes of Gum Recession
- Aggressive tooth brushing
- Use of hard-bristled toothbrushes
- Tobacco use
- Periodontal (gum) disease
- Gum tissue trauma
- Thin gum tissue
- Genetic factors
Treating your Receding Gums
If an infection is found in the gums, antibiotics may be prescribed. Topical antibiotics can include antibiotic mouth rinse or gels containing medicated relief. Other medications may also treat the underlying problem causing gum recession.
We can remove a small amount of healthy soft tissue from the roof of your mouth, in front of any teeth with disproportionate gum coverage, or from another donor source and attach it to the area where your gums have receded. Gum grafting restores your gum tissue’s protective function, health, and esthetics.
Pinhole® Surgical Technique
Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is the minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum grafting. During this procedure, instead of incising the gum tissue, a small “pinhole” is created above the tooth. Next, a special instrument is inserted, and the gum tissues are repositioned back over the tooth. Collagen strips are then placed to help secure the tissues in a healthier and more esthetic position over each tooth. Finally, the tissues are gently sutured to aid in proper healing.
Scaling and Root Planing
A non-surgical treatment, scaling, and root planing is often the first procedure in the fight against gum recession caused by gum disease. Scaling removes the bacterial plaque from above and below the gum line. Root planing smooths the tooth surfaces to encourage healthy tissue reattachment and protection against future infection.