Red, swollen, bleeding, and shrinking gums can be signs of gum recession, so, can these receding gums be restored?
While gum tissue won’t grow back, you can treat the problem and keep it from getting worse.
Treatment Depends on the Cause of Receding Gums
Brushing and flossing with too much pressure is one cause of early gum recession. So is poor oral health in general.
Other things that can cause receding gums include genetics, grinding and clenching your teeth, trauma to gum tissue, and using tobacco.
When caught early enough, education and changing your habits can be enough to treat receding gums.
More advanced stages will require professional treatment.
Treating Receding Gums is Important to Prevent Tooth Loss
Receding gums can lead to gum disease. When gum disease progresses from early stages (gingivitis) to more advanced stages (periodontitis), the bone and soft tissue that support the teeth can become damaged. This can cause you to lose your teeth in the affected area.
In fact, the California Dental Association says periodontitis is the cause of 70% of tooth loss in adults over 40.
Laser Gum Treatment Can Help Treat and Repair Receding Gums
Decay from gum disease requires careful, focused Laser Gum Treatment to stop progression of the disease and to improve the tissue. Dr. Mirzaeian can help repair your gums through laser treatment.
The treatment has with no pain, bleeding, swelling or stitches. And little or no anesthesia is required.
With laser gum treatment, the risk of infection or post-operative discomfort is virtually eliminated. The laser is also an effective way to reduce bacteria and destroy tooth decay. It will help you smile confidently!
Dr. Lovik Mirzaeian is Here to Help Restore Your Receding Gums!
It's always best to consult your dentist so they can diagnose and properly treat the cause of your gum recession.
Call us at (559) 299-2168 or send us a message to schedule an appointment today!