Gum recession is a condition in which the ridge of your gum tissue begins to pull back toward the tooth roots. This has many negative potential consequences, from the functional to the aesthetic. Gum recession can leave a large portion of your tooth roots exposed, causing you to experience temperature sensitivity when eating and drinking. It can make your gumline appear lopsided, transforming what may otherwise be a healthy smile into one that makes you feel self-conscious. Worse yet, if you leave the condition untreated, it can lead to gum disease, tooth loss, and jawbone loss. We’re here to help you avoid the risks of gum recession in Gilroy, CA!
Risks of Gum Recession
Malocclusion (bite misalignment)
Loss of self-confidence
How We Reverse Receding Gums
If you’re experiencing gum recession, you may believe that you’ll never see your beautiful, balanced smile again. Rest assured that gum recession reversal is not only possible, but that you already have the solution to your own problem. 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, as this treatment is called, restores the protective function, the health, and the aesthetics of your gum tissue.
With artistic precision, our team can recreate your full, original gumline, adding gum grafts where the tissue is deficient to even out its appearance. This is all done with an eye toward restoring the natural curved shape of the tissue around your teeth. Following this procedure, we can explain what habits and other factors might be contributing to your gum recession, so you can avoid it in the future.
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.