While there are certain things that contribute to gum recession, this condition is also something that commonly occurs with age. Therefore, it’s likely that everyone in Napa, California will have to deal with it at one point in their lives.
Why Is Gum Recession A Big Deal?
Healthy gums cover the roots of your teeth and when that tissue disappears, the sensitive roots become exposed, resulting in discomfort when hot and cold temperatures come into contact with the area.
Luckily, there are several treatments for gum recession.
Treatments for Gum Recession
The following treatments are usually successful treatments for receding gingival margins:
Prevention and Monitoring – If your gum recession is mild then there may be no recommended treatment at first, other than doing your best to prevent the condition from worsening. Our dentist will give you some tips and monitor the recessed areas regularly when you come in for your bi-annually dental cleanings.
Desensitizing – Certain medications exist that we can apply to the roots of your teeth to make them less sensitive.
Composite restoration – With this procedure, we cover the receded area of the tooth with a natural color composite resin material. By doing so, the pain-causing temperatures won’t come into contact with the root.
Gum Surgery – This treatment typically consists of taking a healthy sample of tissue from somewhere else in your mouth and grafting it over the receded area.
Learn More About Gum Recession
To learn more about gum recession causes, prevention, and treatments, plan to visit Alora Dentistry in Napa, California. We’re always glad to see new faces and look forward to meeting you.