Do Not Delay Gum Recession Treatment
- Posted on: Apr 30 2022
When you hear the words “Gum recession” from your hygienist this means that the soft tissues in the mouth are shrinking, primarily caused by periodontal disease. This infection causes significant damage throughout the mouth if left undiagnosed and untreated. Dr. Lenny Slepchik in downtown Montreal can not only provide patients with a diagnosis of periodontal disease, but also treatment. Once the condition is managed, patients can then discuss restorative and reconstructive solutions such as the treatment and resolution of gum recession.
What is gum recession?
When periodontal disease develops, it begins in the soft tissues of the mouth. The infection starts with the bad bacteria that hides in the pockets that form between the gum tissue and your teeth. These pockets provide the perfect environment for bacteria to multiply and increase the risk of infection. When this happens, gum tissues may shrink and pull away from the teeth, exposing the tooth roots which increases your sensitivity.
How is this gum recession treated?
To address gum recession, gum grafting may be needed. Gum grafting takes soft tissues and places it in areas where gum recession has occurred. Patients will find that this procedure can restore not only the function of the gum tissue, but will restore the gum line as well. By covering the tooth roots, patients will not only have a more attractive smile, but also a smile that is no longer sensitive to eating or drinking hot or cold beverages and food. Patients who treat gum recession often have improved self-confidence after experiencing the damage of periodontitis.
Have you been diagnosed with gum recession?
Dr. Lenny Slepchik and his team in downtown Montreal are here to help you with gum recession that may occur after severe periodontitis. If you are interested in learning more from our team of professionals, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with us by calling (514) 875-7971 or emailing us. We welcome new and existing patients to visit us at 800 Boul. Rene-Levesque O, Suite #310.
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