Your gums: You’ll miss them when they’re gone.
Gum recession, or gingival recession, happens when your gums recede to expose the roots of your teeth, causing the teeth to appear “longer.” It can start subtly. You may not even notice it at first. But if not treated, gum recession can have devastating consequences on your quality of life.
Once exposed, the roots of your teeth are no longer protected by the pretty white enamel. They’re more vulnerable to disease and decay. They’re also more sensitive to hot and cold food, which can make eating a painful endeavor. Cosmetically, the visible yellowed roots can make you feel that your smile is less attractive.
The good news is: There are more and better techniques for treating gum recession than ever before. With therapeutic and cosmetic benefits.
At Pristine Periodontics and Implants, we have a variety of advanced solutions available—new ways to regrow tissue and restore your gums. After we determine the cause of your recession, we will devise a personal treatment plan for you. The goal is to repair the defect, eliminate—or at least understand—the cause, alleviate the sensitivity and help prevent further recession and bone loss. Most procedures are surprisingly comfortable, entailing very little pain.
The result is better overall oral health—and a smile that makes you want to smile again. Learn more by calling Dr. Sayed at 248.901.0000 or click now for a consultation.
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