Gum Recession in Modesto, CA
Neglecting gum health can have severe repercussions in a few short months or years. If you have sensitive teeth or are noticing signs of gum recession, we encourage you to visit Dr. Roy Morita immediately for an evaluation. Gums that are wearing away can leave you with an unattractive smile and compromise the heath of your gums and teeth. We are here to help rebuild the gum line so your teeth are well-protected and so you can smile with confidence.
GUM RECESSION TREATMENT
Dr. Morita offers various treatment options for gum recession. He has extensive experience with laser periodontics and can perform a gum graft or gum restoration procedure. Gum grafting involves taking tissue from another area of the mouth, or from a donor, and stitching it over the areas of recession. This can help rebuild the gum line for a more even look, and to ensure your gums are in good health to support a healthy, beautiful smile.
Gum disease is one of the most common causes of gum recession. An untreated infection will slowly start to break down the gum tissue and can leave you with teeth that look longer than usual or are very sensitive. You might notice gaps between your teeth as the gums pull away.
Some of the most common causes of gum recession include:
- Gum disease
- Brushing or flossing too hard
- Using the wrong toothbrush
- Grinding your teeth (bruxism)
- Trauma to the gums
- Poor oral health
Some symptoms of gum recession are not noticeable right away. Warning signs that there may be a problem include:
- Increasingly sensitive teeth and gums
- Notch forming along the top of the tooth
- Teeth look longer than normal
- Uneven gum line
- Loose teeth or teeth move easily