Cosmetic and Health Concerns of Receding Gums
A receding gum line not only changes the appearance of your smile, it also exposes the delicate tooth root surfaces to the oral environment. Decay, along with mechanical damage from aggressive homecare or medium- and hard-bristled toothbrushes, easily can harm your roots and ultimately lead to tooth loss. When gum recession threatens your teeth, or even dental implants, gum grafting treatment from Dr. Patrick McDonough replaces lost gum tissue, returning balance, esthetics and health to your smile.
What Factors Contribute to Gum Recession?
- Periodontal (gum) disease
- Teeth grinding or clenching
- Tooth misalignment
- Tobacco use
- Oral piercings
- Aggressive brushing and flossing
- Ill-fitting restorations or appliances
Gum Recession Signs and Symptoms Deserve Evaluation by a Specialist
- Sensitive teeth
- Change in smile appearance
- Discoloration of teeth near gum line
- Dark, triangular spacing between teeth
- Presence of a notch or dent in teeth near gum line
- Gum inflammation, bleeding or tenderness
- Exposed implant screw
Expert Specialty Care Returns Health to Your Smile
Gum grafting is a periodontal procedure routinely performed by Dr. McDonough. Dr. McDonough has provided this type of care for many patients over the past 10 years in practice, and employs his advanced education in minimally-invasive soft tissue grafting for teeth and implants along with a personalized, compassionate approach for each patient treated.
Your gums do more than frame your smile – they protect the critical root surfaces of your teeth from harm.
Let us help you identify the cause of your gum recession and provide the compassionate, high-quality care only a periodontal specialist can deliver. Reserve your personalized gum recession consultation with Dr. McDonough today by contacting our practice.