Gum recession is a common condition that occurs when your gum tissue begins to pull away from its natural location. This causes both aesthetic and functional concerns to your smile. A smile affected by gum recession, will make your teeth appear longer and expose the sensitive tooth roots to damage. Without treating gum recession in North Dallas, TX, you run the risk of damaging the structure of your teeth or your teeth becoming loose and shifting, which can ultimately lead to tooth loss. At Lynn Dental Care, we offer modern solutions to correct receding gums.
Gum grafting is a time-tested approach to treating gum recession. By taking a sample of tissue from the roof of your mouth, or a donor source, Dr. Brock Lynn can cover exposed tooth roots. After healing, the graft will blend in seamlessly with your smile, giving you a healthy and balanced gum line again.
Those looking for a more minimally invasive approach to treating gum recession can benefit from the Pinhole Surgical Technique. This treatment involves making a small hole in the gum tissue above the area of recession and gently adjusting the gum tissue down to cover exposed roots. There are no scalpels or sutures involved and the results are immediate.
Many patients often ask what causes their gum recession and if there are ways to prevent it from occurring. One of the best preventative approaches is to simply take proper care of your teeth and gums at home along with scheduling routine dental checkups. Improper oral care often leads to periodontal disease, which is a leading contributor to gum recession. Another preventable cause is overly aggressive brushing and flossing, which wears away at the gum tissue. And some causes are outside of your control, including your family genetic predisposition or fluctuations in hormonal changes. If you feel that you are experiencing signs or symptoms of gum recession in North Dallas, TX, then we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our office today!