Gum recession should never be ignored. It is generally a symptom of a larger problem and can increase the risk of developing other dental issues such as tooth sensitivity, tooth loss, and decay. If you have gum pain and sensitive teeth in Laurel, MD, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Laurel Laser Dentistry
. Gum recession should be treated as soon as possible for the following reasons:
- Improves your appearance
- Reduces the risk of gum disease and tooth decay
- Decreases tooth sensitivity and gum pain
- May minimize the risk of loose teeth and bone loss caused by gum disease
Gum Recession Treatment Can Alleviate Sensitive Teeth in Laurel, MD
Gum recession is most commonly associated with gum disease, an infection of the gum tissue caused by the bacteria that naturally inhabit the mouth. Once infected, the gum tissue pulls away from the tooth surface and gradually erodes.
Recession of the gums can age you, making you appear older than you actually are. It can also be accompanied by symptoms including gum pain and inflammation as well as tooth sensitivity. Restoring the natural barrier provided by your gum tissue can correct these symptoms while giving you a healthier, younger looking smile.
Treatment for Gum Recession Can Ease Gum Pain
Before gum recession can be addressed, the underlying issue must be treated. For gum disease, we may recommend localized antibiotic therapy, BIOLASE laser treatment, or scaling and root planing to recover the health of your gums. Without treatment, this progressive disease can result in the loss of bone and teeth.
Once the cause of your recession has been removed, your gum tissue can be restored using a gum grafting procedure or the Pinhole Surgical Technique™. The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is an innovative procedure that can recover the health and appearance of your gums in a single session.
If you have receding gum tissues, contact Laurel Laser Dentistry
in Laurel, MD today. We can provide a consultation to determine if treatment is necessary for your unique situation.