Gum recession occurs when the gums pull away, or recede, from the teeth, exposing more of the tooth or even the tooth root. Gum recession can make it easier for bacteria to harbor, eventually leading to gum disease, which is why it is important to seek treatment as soon as you notice any changes in your gums.
Gum recession can be caused for a number of reasons, including:
Many people are unaware their gums are receding because it often occurs so gradually. However, the most common gum recession symptoms are:
Gum recession can have an effect on the esthetics of the smile, and can lead to some serious consequences if left untreated. If recession is caused by an infection such as gum disease, oral health can quickly decline and bone and tooth loss can occur. Even with minor recession, bone loss and continued deterioration of the gums are likely.
Dr. Hanookai proudly offers varying treatment options for gum recession, to help restore a balanced gum line and oral health. Contact our office today to schedule your personalized consultation, and take the first steps towards a healthier smile.Patient Testimonials Change your life by scheduling your free consultation today
When I found Dr. Hanookai, she immediately explained to me the process, and told me that for my condition, the gum graft would achieve the best result. The doctor and her assistant were very good about checking in me as the procedure was in process, making sure I was okay, and warning me when you're going to feel a little pressure or little poke. The end result, going through the procedure, going through the healing process, is all worth it in the end. I'm very happy with the results, I don't feel self-conscious when I talk to people or smile anymore.See More Reviews