When you check your bathroom mirror after brushing and flossing, you cannot help but notice that your gum line seems to be receding. Is this something that should concern you? What causes this problem to happen? Gum line recession can be traced to gingivitis, though it can also be caused by other issues, like aggressively brushing your teeth. Even if your troubles are not the result of an infection, you should be aware that this change can make you more vulnerable to periodontal disease over time. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can use the Pinhole Surgical Technique to provide gum grafting treatment that is minimally invasive. This can improve the quality of your smile, and it can lead to better support for your periodontal health!
1. A Change In Your Gum Line Can Hurt The Quality Of Your Smile
One immediate concern you can have is with the way a receding gum line changes the quality of your smile. If your tissues are receding, it can make some of your teeth look overly long and uneven with the rest of your smile. It can also create an imbalance that throws off your facial symmetry. By restoring this problem, you can enjoy cosmetic as well as oral health benefits.
2. Receding Gums Make You More Vulnerable To Future Infections
While your problems with gum line recession may have come from something other than gum disease, you should be concerned that gum disease will become an issue later. Infections can be harder to prevent when tissues are receding. If you are dealing with this problem because of periodontal disease, a gum grafting treatment may be important for keeping you in good health. You and your periodontist can discuss this if you have undergone preventive periodontal care for gingivitis, or if you have arranged a more involved treatment to fight an infection.
3. Gum Line Recession Can Lead To Dental Sensitivity
You may notice that you are more sensitive to hot and cold products, or to sweet items. The portions of our teeth that are covered by periodontal tissues are not as strong as the portions that always remain above the gum line. When these ares become exposed, their natural sensitivity can affect your quality of life. With the right treatment, we can help you move past this problem!
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Dentist About Gum Line Recession
At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, Dr. Kania is prepared to help patients with a variety of problems that interfere with their periodontal health. When gum line recession occurs, treatment can lead to oral health and cosmetic benefits! We can discuss treatment using the Pinhole Surgical Technique, which is less invasive and calls for shorter healing periods. To learn more about Dr. Kania and her services, call our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice at (760) 642-0711.