Modern treatment of gum recession uses the latest technology to provide the most comfortable, least invasive and quickest procedures. Below we answer some of the most common questions we hear from patients about treating gum recession.
How do you fix gum recession?
At Stoner Periodontic Specialists, we incorporate the most advanced, least invasive technologies for correction of gum recession. Sometimes we can simply pull the gum up or down to cover the root. With more advanced recession we can incorporate either gum transplants or an acellular dermal matrix. These therapies will cover the exposed root and therefore address the concerns of gum recession. The procedure we use is well documented but is less commonly used due to the time and technical skill required.
Is gum recession therapy painful?
The biggest advantage of this technology is that it is typically painless. There are few incisions or stitches after the procedure. During this procedure, everything is done underneath the gum, much like laparoscopy, so there is little manipulation of the tissue resulting in faster healing. Most of the time the procedure takes only 20-45 minutes to complete.
When does gum recession have to be fixed?
If gum recession goes untreated, you may experience loss of bone, loosening teeth, painful chewing and eventual tooth loss. It is time to fix your gum recession when the following conditions occur:
- Significant bone lose
- Lose of attached tissue
- Cavities in the roots
- Root sensitivity to touch or cold
- Cosmetic concerns
To learn more about gum recession, visit our Gum Disease and Recession page.