When your gums recede, it exposes your tooth roots and can contribute to tooth loss. Dr. Samuel Yee DDS offers several treatments for gum recession, including gum grafting and the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. For more information about gum recession, and to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist, please call Samuel Yee DDS INC today at 949-831-3111.
Gum recession occurs gradually in the earliest stages of development, making it difficult to self-diagnose. Regular dental exams will help you determine if your gums are receding, and allow our dentist to help you halt any further regression.
Common symptoms of gum recession include:
- Sensitive teeth
- Exposed tooth roots
- Longer-looking teeth
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Easy bleeding of the gums
Gum recession may be caused by a variety of factors, separately or in any combination. These factors include:
- Periodontal disease
- Overaggressive brushing
- Poor oral hygiene
- Tobacco use
Each case of gum recession is unique, and there are several treatments that may be recommended, ranging from using a softer toothbrush and a gentler brushing technique (for overaggressive brushing), to deep dental cleanings and gum surgery. Our dentist will evaluate your individual needs to determine which treatments will be most beneficial to you.
To learn more about our treatments for gum recession and schedule your appointment with our dentist, call our practice today.