Gum recession is a gradual condition that often develops so slowly, many don’t realize it is happening. Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue starts to wear down and pull away from the teeth, causing symptoms such as:
While seemingly harmless, receding gums can cause pockets to form between the teeth and gums, allowing for harmful bacteria to harbor and build up. Without treatment, this can cause damage to the supporting tissue and bone, resulting in tooth loss or severe gum disease. There are numerous factors that can contribute to gingival recession including:
If you are suffering with the effects of gingival recession, our periodontic specialist may recommend a gum graft to restore tissue volume, reduce your risk of gum disease and reduce sensitivity. Gum grafting is an effective and proven way to correct gum recession, by strategically placing gum tissue over the areas of recession, to help improve the aesthetics of the smile and overall oral health. Our doctors urge those experiencing symptoms of gum recession to contact our office.
Whatever is contributing to your gum recession it is important to seek treatment to restore your oral health to prevent further damage. Contact our office to receive your appointment today.
Polaris Dental Specialists enjoy serving their patients in Salem, OR. We also serve the community of Beaverton. If you have gum recession and you would like to save your teeth, contact our office to schedule your appointment today!Patient Testimonials Request Appointment
I found Dr. Nguyen’s office through my insurance. He took CBCT scans as well as x-rays for treatment. With new technology they’re able to see more clearly what’s going on anatomically. It makes me feel confident that the doctor knows what he’s doing if he’s learning new things, not just kinda stuck in his old ways. I was fine after the treatment. I was really impressed with the doctor's chairside manner. He was very polite to his assistants.See More Reviews