We offer a variety of ways to correct gum recession, but every treatment starts with a visit to Dental Specialists of North Florida. To help ensure you get the care you need for gum recession in St. Augustine, Florida, call 904-794-1000 and arrange a consultation with one of our periodontists, Dr. John Thousand, Dr. Hailey McKinley, and Dr. Michael Romani.
When your gums recede, your tooth roots are exposed, increasing the risk for tooth loss. Gum recession occurs gradually in the earliest stages of development, making it difficult to self-diagnose. This is one reason your regular dental appointments are so important: they can help identify gum recession in the earliest stages.
Gum recession may be caused by a number of factors, including:
- Overaggressive brushing
- Poor oral hygiene
- Periodontal disease
- Use of tobacco products
Some common symptoms of gum recession include:
- Sensitive teeth
- Exposed tooth roots
- Teeth that look longer
- Easy bleeding of the gums
- Halitosis (bad breath)
Our periodontists may recommend various treatments to help halt and correct gum recession. When you visit our office, we will carefully examine your mouth to determine the extent of your gum recession and recommend the treatment that will be most beneficial for you. Treatments range from using a softer toothbrush and a gentler brushing technique to deep dental cleanings and gum surgery or soft tissue grafting.
Call us today to schedule your consultation with our periodontists and learn more about our treatments for gum recession. We are here to help you regain your healthy smile!