Why is your gum line beginning to recede? While this change is often traced back to issues with poor periodontal health, there are other factors that can cause this to occur. For some, it will be linked to difficulties with teeth grinding, while others may see this change because of overly aggressive brushing. Even if the problem is not linked to gingivitis, you should be aware that it makes you more likely to develop infections over time. You can reduce your risk for future infections and also make positive changes to your smile when you arrange a gum grafting procedure to restore your gum line. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we rely on laser technology to make this a less invasive procedure for our patients, one that can deliver cosmetic improvements in a shorter time than treatments with manual tools.
Why Has My Gum Line Started To Recede?
There are several issues that can cause gum line recession to occur. Yours may be caused by your brushing habits, as aggressive strokes can lead to a change in your gum line. You can also experience this problem because of an unresolved issue with teeth grinding. With that said, recession and periodontal disease can be linked. If your tissues are currently free of infection, they can be more vulnerable to future problems.
Discussing Gum Grafting With Your Periodontist
At our periodontal office, we can use lasers to make treatments on your soft tissues more comfortable. In addition to directly fighting periodontal disease with lasers, we can use them during gum grafting treatment. Through a process known as the Pinhole Surgical Technique, we can carefully make small, pin-sized holes that are used to manipulate periodontal tissues. In addition to being less invasive, this approach allows patients to heal in less time!
Other Services We Provide To Help Restore Periodontal Health
There are many measures we can take to help a patient avoid long-term problems with poor periodontal health. If you are affected by periodontal disease, we can directly target the bacteria causing your infection through ozone therapy. To help your tissues recover more quickly from the damage caused by unwelcome microbes, we can use PRP therapy to stimulate natural growth.
Plan Your Gum Line Restoration With Dr. Kania!
Even if your recessed gum line is not the result of periodontal disease, you face a greater risk for this problem if you leave the matter unaddressed. With the Pinhole Surgical Technique, Dr. Kania can provide a gum grafting procedure that is less invasive and easier to recover from! This is one of many services that benefit from our use of lasers. To learn more about the different services that we provide, call Dr. Kania’s periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.