If the gums start to wear down or pull away from the roots of the teeth, your teeth can become more sensitive and a disappearing gum line may affect the quality of your smile. Gum recession is one of the signs of gum disease but may also occur as a result of mechanical or functional problems in the mouth. Once the gums have receded, they do not grow back and the recession occurs very gradually. You will need appropriate treatment to avoid losing your teeth.
Some signs of gum recession include: teeth appearing longer than they used to, a small dent or notch around the gum line, or tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. Drs. Huaman and Flores can discuss treatment options to prevent further tissue breakdown.
Gum recession treatment options include deep cleanings, pocket depth reduction, or laser gum surgery to first treat gum disease. Once your gum disease is under control, Drs. Huamán and Flores may then recommend the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), soft tissue grafting, or tissue regeneration to restore lost gum tissue.
Gum recession is a condition that should always be addressed. For more information about treatment options for receding gums in San Diego, CA or gingivitis and periodontal disease treatment, set up your consultation with Drs. Huamán and Flores today!