Treating Receding Gums

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Treating Receding Gums

If your teeth are looking quite long and are sensitive too, you may have receding gums. When your gum tissue pulls back away from your teeth and even as far as to expose roots, this is a situation that not only looks unsightly but can also cause oral health issues. Healthy gums, by contrast, should be firm and not puffy while they lay against the teeth. And when you floss and brush your teeth, healthy gums mean you should not experience bleeding.

Receding gums is one of the most common oral health issues that people suffer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as high as 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have existing periodontal disease or gum inflammation. And even though there is such a large majority of people with this condition, that does not mean it is insignificant and can be ignored. In fact, just the opposite is true. If there are signs that you may have gum disease, you should see your dentist as soon as you can to have your mouth examined and to get treatment. If left without medical intervention, the condition will only become worse.

In California, the San Diego gum disease treatment dentist at McBride Dental offers services to treat infected gums and restore them back to full health again.

How Can You Treat Infected Gums?

Treating Receding GumsTreating infected and receding gums can be done through surgical means or without surgery. The following procedures are types of treatments that can help alleviate issues with infected gums.

Grafting Surgery

When the tissue in the bone and gums is dissipating gum graft surgery may be necessary to stop this negative progression and loss. There are different types of grafts that may work for you and after surgery further decay can be avoided.

Pinhole Surgery

When the pinhole surgical technique is used small holes will be made in the gums to then pull them away from the tooth and stretch the tissue to cover up roots that may be exposed.

Porcelain or composite material can be used to fill up open areas between receding gums and teeth.

Deep cleanings below the gum line where regular brushing will be unable to reach must be done by a dental professional.

Gum veneers can be made and are removable which protects gums that have significant damage.

Desensitizing agents can be used to minimize discomfort while brushing.

There are several things that may work for you if you are experiencing receding gums. It is best to see your dentist and have your mouth examined to learn more about the severity of your condition and which options make the most sense for your situation. 

Schedule a Dental Cleaning and Examination Today

If you would like to learn more about receding gums and what can be done to fix the problem, or if you are ready to have a professional dental cleaning and examination please call McBride Dental at (760) 471-1003. Sedation dentistry services are also offered for patients that suffer from dental anxiety.

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