Gum Recession Treatment Options
If you have gum recession that is a result of periodontal disease, a dental professional can provide a deep cleaning that removes plaque and tartar buildup around the tooth and root surfaces below the gum line. In some cases, antibiotics are also administered to reduce harmful bacteria remaining the spaces between your teeth and gums.
If you have gum recession due to periodontal disease, mechanical, or functional factors, your dentist may recommend surgery to repair the damaged gum tissues.
- Soft Tissue Graft - grafting procedures involve applying tissue grafts from the mouth or a donor graft to the affected area to encourage gum tissue regeneration
Preventing Gum Recession
Taking good care of your mouth and sticking with a good oral hygiene regimen will help to prevent gum recession. Some other preventive measures include:
- Seeing your dentist or periodontist on schedule
- Quitting smoking/tobacco use
- Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet
- Using a soft-bristled toothbrush or an electric toothbrush
- Using the proper tooth brushing technique
- Correcting a misaligned bite or teeth grinding problems
- Monitoring changes occurring in your mouth