Gum Recession Treatment - Gilroy, CA

Treating Unsightly Gum Recession

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Cease and Reverse Your Gum Recession

Gum recession is a condition where your soft gum tissue retreats toward the tooth roots. This has several negative consequences, both visually and functionally. Receding gums are responsible for about 70 percent of adult tooth loss. Gum recession can be challenging to cope with especially once you notice your tooth roots are exposed. Beyond the emotionally visual impact, your teeth will increase in sensitivity towards temperatures. If gum recession is making you self-conscious, don’t ignore the issue. Instead, look to our team at Gilroy Dental for leading solutions to gum loss. As gum recession advances, conditions can worsen exponentially. Prevent gum disease, tooth loss, loose teeth, unbalanced smile, and jawbone loss with gum recession treatment in Gilroy, California.
dental patient in need of periodontal treatment

Common Causes of Gum Recession

A few of the factors mentioned below that cause gums to recede are within your control. Where applicable, try to alter any habits that may be connected to recession.

Treating your Receding Gums

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Medication

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 be used to treat the underlying problem that is causing gum recession.

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Gum Grafting

Our team can remove a small amount of healthy soft tissue either from the roof of your mouth, from in front of any teeth that already have disproportionate gum coverage, or from another donor source, and attach it to the area where your gums have receded. Gum grafting restores the protective function, health, and aesthetics of your gum tissue.

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Pinhole® Surgical Technique

Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is the minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum grafting. During this procedure, instead of cutting through 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 attractive position over each tooth. Finally, the tissues are gently sutured in place to aid proper healing.

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Scaling and Root Planning

A non-surgical treatment, scaling and root planning 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 gumline. Root planning smooths the tooth surfaces to encourage healthy tissue reattachment and protection against future infection.
Scaling and Root Planing

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