Everything You Need to Know About Gum Recession

Tooth or Gum Issue

What Causes Gum Recession?

Determining the cause of your gum recession is the first step of successful treatment. 

 Gum recession may be caused by a number of different things, including:

How Is Gum Recession Treated?

The treatment for receding gums will usually depend upon the root cause or causes. Treatment methods for gum recession include:

Gum recession can be unpleasant - both aesthetically and physically - but it is treatable if intercepted in a timely manner; in order to determine the best way to approach your receding gums, your dentist will conduct a thorough examination and consult your medical history before working with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. 

If gum recession is not treated in a timely manner, the patient risks allowing the recession to worsen, which can lead to an unsightly smile line, pain and bleeding in the teeth and gums, and even eventual tooth loss as bacteria multiplies beneath the gum line and causes bone recession.

Of course, the most ideal way to approach gum recession is to take proactive steps to prevent it whenever possible. This can be done by taking the following precautions:

Thankfully, with proper intervention, gum recession can be managed and prevented from worsening. After you have received treatment for your gum recession, it is best to avoid tobacco products indefinitely, continue practicing proper oral care, and follow any other directions given to you by your dentist.

EZ Dental: Gum Recession Treatment in San Jose, CA

EZ Dental is proud to offer the most comprehensive and personable dental treatment in San Jose, CA. Our team of dental professionals will work hard to help you maintain the healthiest smile possible.

For more information about gum recession prevention and treatment, or to get scheduled for an appointment in our San Jose dental office, give us a call at (408) 227-6000.

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