If you’re a Belmont resident with receding gums, you’re probably experiencing a lot of tooth sensitivity, especially when you eat or drink hot or cold food or beverages. You may have also noticed that your teeth appear longer, or that you can see the roots of your teeth. You know you have a problem, but how do you fix it? You’ve heard of gum grafting, but you’re not quite sure if your case of receding gums is severe enough to require this procedure. There are actually quite a few options for receding gums, depending on the severity of your case. Read on to learn more about them.
Option 1: Learn Better Brushing Techniques
Some Belmont residents whose receding gums are caused by vigorous brushing may be able to treat mild cases of receding gums with no formal treatment at all. If you think that you are brushing your teeth and gums too hard, dentist or hygienist can demonstrate for you proper brushing techniques, so that you can safely and effectively brush your teeth without damaging your gum tissue.
Option 2: Gum Grafting
Certain cases of receding gums, require gum grafting. In Dental Restorative Group we use micro-grafting techniques to transfer tissue from a donor site in your mouth, such as the roof, or palate and transfers that tissue to your gums. Gum grafting is the most advanced and long term solution for fixing receding gums, and most Belmont patients describe the gum grafting procedure as having minimal discomfort, and a fast recovery period with pain being relieved by over-the-counter medications.
I Have Gum Recession, and I’m Ready to Take Action. What Do I Do Next?
If you’re ready to treat your receding gums, congratulations! We know that dental procedures can seem scary, and your willingness to protect your dental health is not going unnoticed. If you have receding gums and you’re ready to do something about it, call our Belmont office today at (617) 489-1470 to schedule initial examination, during which we will conduct a full evaluation and a personalized treatment plan for you.