There are several signs of poor gum health that you can identify. Some problems with gingivitis lead to temporary concerns that you can address by treating your infection. For example, you can address problems with gums that bleed easily by fighting gingivitis; treatment for this problem can also help if you have tissues that appear swollen or discolored. One problem that can cause more long-term concerns is gum line recession. Tissue recession can be caused by more than just gum disease, but you can be more vulnerable to an infection when that recession occurs. Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontist provides gum grafting treatment that can restore your tissues to their proper space. We rely on a procedure that uses laser technology to make the process less invasive, which means the treatment itself and your recovery can be easier!
Is Gum Line Recession Always Caused By Gum Disease?
You may go through gum line recession even if your gums are not infected. This problem can occur because you are not dealing with gingivitis, but it can also be a consequence of aggressive brushing, or even due to persistent teeth grinding problems. With that said, this is a potential symptom of infection. If you are worried about gingivitis or periodontal disease, you can also look out for issues like bleeding, discoloration, or chronic bad breath. Your general dentist can warn you about gingivitis during a checkup, and you can also rely on our diagnostic review to determine whether you need treatment to fight gum disease.
Gum Line Recession Is More Than A Cosmetic Problem
When your gum line recedes, you can face several concerning issues. One problem to worry about is that even if your receding tissues are not caused by gum disease, you can become more likely to develop gingivitis in the future. You also have to worry about an increase in tooth sensitivity. This is because the portions of your teeth that are exposed are naturally less durable and more sensitive than the enamel that is meant to be visible.
Arranging A Pinhole Gum Grafting Procedure
Through the Pinhole Surgical Technique, we can use small pin-sized holes to move gum tissues, which means we will not need to perform cuts and provide sutures. This approach relies on precise laser technology that minimizes bleeding during treatment, and it can give you a shorter and easier recovery. By arranging your procedure, you can improve your smile and also protect yourself against potential problems over time!
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Gum Line Recession
Our periodontal practice uses a less invasive approach to gum grafting to help those who are concerned about tissues that have receded due to gum disease, or from another cause. To find out more about this service, and about other treatments that we offer, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.