Receding Gums Treatment
Can be most prevalent in adults over the age of 40
Receding gums or gum recession (gingival recession) is the process by which the margin of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away or pulls back, if left untreated it leads to the gradual exposure of the tooth and tooth root.
Gum recession is a common problem in adults, but it can also start to occur in teenage years. In its earlier stages it can be difficult to self-diagnose because the changes often occur gradually and without symptoms.
Consequences of receding gums recession can include,
- Increased tooth sensitivity,
- Root decay
- Poor aesthetics due to uneven gum margins and exposure of the root surface which is typically darker and more yellow in colour; and
- Eventual tooth loss due to the breakdown of the tissue and bone surrounding the teeth.
At one80 Dental our Periodontal services team has an impressive breadth of experience and knowledge in the prevention and treatment of gum conditions at all stages. There are a number of treatments available for receding gums and depending on the extent of the recession the treatment required can vary. You may just need to see the hygiene services team for instructions on how to carefully clean the teeth at home in a way that does not impact your gums in a negative way; or you may need some deep cleaning therapy (RSD) and further guidance on how to maintain a good level of oral health; or you may need a consultation with Dr Machin for a more detailed assessment and possible surgical intervention.
More severe cases of gum recession will naturally require more detailed or advanced treatments which may be necessary to manage for both aesthetic and preventative reasons.
At one80 Dental we use a variety of surgical procedures and our specialist led team use some of the most advanced techniques available, coupled with best clinical practice and modern surgical facilities. Depending on what is the most appropriate treatment for your individual needs, these procedures can sometimes include gingival or connective tissue grafting (taken from the palate) and/or dental implant placement in the case of tooth loss or tooth extraction. Dr Machin will discuss his recommendations in detail during your treatment planning phase and will only recommend the most appropriate course of action for you.
Specialist Referral Centre, support for your dentist
One80 Dental is also a Specialist Referral Centre, which means that our team can work closely with your own dentist to help address your dental concerns whatever they may be. Ask them to give us a call or complete a referral form online and our team will do the rest. We will keep your dentist regularly updated on your progress and we will return you to their care once we have completed the work set out in their referral to us.