Gum Recession Care to Preserve the Health of Your Smile


What is Gum Recession?

Receding gums are just one of the many side effects of periodontal disease but may be the result of genetics, improper tooth brushing techniques, tobacco use, hormonal fluctuations, or even a misaligned bite. It is a progressive condition that causes your gum tissues to recede from the teeth, exposing the sensitive tooth roots. Gum recession can affect the quality of your smile and cause damage to the tooth structure potentially leading to tooth loss. The damage done to your gums is permanent but can be corrected with a gum grafting procedure or the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™).

Gum Recession Before Gum Recession After

Before and After Pinhole Surgical Technique for Gum Recession


Common Reasons for Gum Recession

  • Untreated gum disease
  • Improper tooth brushing technique
  • Tobacco use
  • Crooked or misaligned teeth
  • Genetics
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Teeth clenching or grinding
  • Lip and tongue piercings

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