What Causes Gum Recession?
Gum recession occurs when gum tissues surrounding your teeth pull away and begin to recede down the length of the root. When this occurs, the root surfaces of your teeth are exposed, increasing the risk of damage to this vulnerable tooth structure. Gum recession is a common condition, and is caused by factors that include gum disease, bruxism (teeth grinding), tooth misalignment and trauma. Genetics and over aggressive homecare habits also contribute to a receding gum line in some cases. It is important to understand that receded gums will not regrow on their own. However, Dr. Arta Farahmand offers the effective gum recession treatment you need to restore comfort, health and appearance to your smile.
The Importance of Treating a Receding Gum Line
Identifying and treating your gum recession is critical to the health of your teeth and gums, and the appearance of your smile. Dr. Farahmand not only offers treatment to repair receding gums, she and our team also help determine the factors contributing to this condition. Treating gum recession decreases your risk for further oral problems, such as root decay and damage, bone loss and even tooth loss. We encourage you to schedule a consultation if you experience any of the signs and symptoms of receding gums.
What are the signs and symptoms of gum recession?
- Sensitive teeth (especially to temperature)
- Discomfort on brushing
- Longer-looking teeth
- Notches or dents at the gum line
- Tooth discoloration near the gum line
- Dark, triangular spacing between teeth
Repair Your Oral Health and Smile with Advanced Treatment Options
As a periodontist, Dr. Farahmand has expert-level skill, knowledge and experience in performing gum recession treatment. She has received specialized training in the Allen “Tunnel” Technique, and offers this advanced treatment along with traditional gum graft procedures for repairing receding gums.
With this time-tested approach, Dr. Farahmand uses gum tissue sourced from your own mouth, a tissue bank or biocompatible tissue samples to return the gum line to a healthier level on the teeth.
A minimally invasive approach to treating gum recession, the Tunnel Technique provides predictable root coverage for receded areas. Dr. Farahmand uses biocompatible AlloDerm® grafting material with this treatment, the use of which eliminates the need for a second surgical site and improves patient comfort.