The receding gum, also known as gum recession, is one of the most common side effects of periodontal disease and should be treated as soon as detected. One of the first signs of gum recession is root exposure of the tooth and teeth sensitivity.
If you experience sensitivity to the teeth, bumps near the gum line, notches, or notice that your teeth appear larger than normal, then you will need a gum surgery or other treatments to restore the gum line.
There are many causes of gum recession, such as:
• Oral piercings
• Aggressive brushing
• Poor dental hygiene
• Tobacco product use
• Hormonal changes
To restore your oral health, you will need professional treatment for gum recession. Dr Michel Yazbeck offers several options for gingival recession in Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Montreal. First the periodontal therapy; second a surgical graft gum or a PST transplant using the pinhole technique.
Gum grafting can be very effective to eliminate tooth sensitivity, however, the surgical procedure can have a long period of healing and recovery. Gums transplants are made by grafting a tissue of the patient’s mouth.
Your gingival recession treatment plan may also include a periodontal treatment to remove any signs of infection and maintain healthy gums. An alternative to traditional gum transplant is the PST transplantation. This is a minimally invasive procedure that can restore the gum line and also offer aesthetic benefits immediately.
In certain eventualities, a simple change to an electric brush or soft toothbrush and adopting a proper brushing technique, is enough to maintain healthy gums. Similarly, getting treatment for malocclusion can improve gum and dental health.
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