You may not realize how important your gums are to your smile until you feel that something is wrong with them. A change in your gum line can affect the quality of your appearance by making your smile appear less even, or making certain teeth appear out of place. While there is no single cause for a receding gum line, you should be aware that this is a symptom of gum disease. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can examine your gums, and discuss any potential concerns that we have. If your oral health is affected by gingivitis, we can provide preventive care to stop periodontal disease from forming. We also offer a less invasive gum graft procedure that can restore your confidence in your smile.
A Change In Your Gum Line Could Be A Sign Of Periodontal Trouble
If you think your gum line is starting to recede, you can feel perturbed by the way your smile has changed. You can also experience issues with dental sensitivity, as the portions of teeth normally covered by periodontal tissues have less protection, and can react to sweets, or hot and cold temperatures. You should also see a changing gum line as a sign that something might be wrong with your oral health. If periodontal trouble goes unaddressed, the issue can worsen, and you can develop periodontal disease. This condition can damage the tissues supporting your teeth, and it can create larger concerns for your overall health.
Correcting Your Gum Line With A Modern Gum Grafting Procedure
If you are ready to do something about a receding gum line, we offer Pinhole Gum Grafts that make restoring the original line more patient-friendly. This process is less invasive than a traditional surgical grafting procedure, and it requires eliminates the need for sutures. Your recovery can take less time, and you can see the cosmetic benefits of this work with minimal delay. This procedure can give you back your smile confidence, and also cover up those areas of your teeth that cause sensitivity issues.
Paying Attention To The Condition Of Your Gums Over Time
At our practice, we can help patients manage serious issues with periodontal disease, and we can provide diagnostic services to help individuals who are unsure what state their gums are in. It is important to stay observant when it comes to periodontal disease, as this condition can have serious consequences. You can take better care to monitor your gum health at home by looking for reddened or swollen tissues, watching for gum line recession, and being mindful about chronic bad breath.
Talk To Dr. Kania About Your Concerns Over A Receding Gum Line
At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, Dr. Kania is prepared to help patients who are bothered by a receding gum line. In addition to restoring your gums to their original placement, we can help you address issues you have with your periodontal health. To meet with Dr. Kania, contact her office today at (760) 642-0711.