Even patients who take great care of their teeth can experience oral health issues. As one example, sometimes exposed dental roots (perhaps simply from years of overzealous brushing) can increase your risk of cavities, cause tooth sensitivity and decrease your confidence in your smile. Gum recession can also result from periodontitis (severe gum disease), smoking or even genetic predispositions.
The good news is that gum recession is treatable. At the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics, we can treat recession with various regeneration procedures and regenerative materials, including soft tissue grafts, root coverage, guided tissue regeneration and/or gum or bone grafting. We can cover exposed tooth roots, stimulate bone formation and more to improve your tooth/gum health. Not only can we reverse damage from recession, we can also often regenerate lost bone support, helping you avoid tooth loss.
Experts in Periodontal Plastic Surgery
Treating gum recession is just one form of reconstructive and restorative periodontal plastic surgery performed at the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics.
For more information on regenerative procedures, see the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), take a look at some success stories on our root coverage Smile Gallery and/or call for an appointment to speak to one of our periodontal specialists. Discover how we can help improve your smile —and your important gum health.