Receding gums can be a significant cosmetic issue, causing the teeth to appear longer and the gum tissue to be red and irritated. When left untreated, receding gums can cause your teeth to become loose and even fall out. If you have seen signs of gum recession, it is crucial to seek professional care as promptly as possible.
There are several potential causes of gum recession. Some patients find that their gum lines recede simply due to genetics. The position of the tooth, injury to the gums, and chronic issues with tooth grinding or clenching can also cause gum recession.
Regardless of the cause, the effects can be significant. As the gum tissue grows thinner and thinner, it can make the teeth themselves less stable. For advanced cases of gum recession, tooth extraction is sometimes mandatory. And even for patients that are not so far along, gum recession can compromise the way your smile looks.
My Gum Grafting Procedure Alleviated My Exposed Roots And Discomfort
Dr. Felts and Dr. Randall understand that gum recession patients need thorough and attentive care. They have years of experience offering gum grafting treatment options to patients in the Chattanooga, TN area as a family-run business.
One treatment option requires grafting new tissue onto the gums, rendering the gums thicker and more resilient. Our doctors use live tissue from the patient’s body, which tends to heal more quickly and provides more natural-looking results.
Once new tissue is grafted into place, our doctors can shape it to provide you with a healthy, beautiful smile.
Treatments for receding gums are typically performed while under IV sedation, which prevents pain and keeps you from having any memories of the procedure.
Robert had a connective tissue graft treatment at Chattanooga Periodontics & Dental Implants
Dr. Felts and Dr. Randall specialize in platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) treatment, harnessing your innate healing abilities to ensure that the tissue donor site heals quickly. These PRF treatments also minimize pain and discomfort during the recovery.
Most patients require no more than one or two days off from work. The biggest complaint from patients is that the roof of their mouth can be sore for a few days. Additionally, we advise you not to touch the treatment area. It is essential to let it heal, ensuring the blood clot remains in place.
Our periodontists have long track records of diagnosing and treating gum disease and recession. Dr. Felts and Dr. Randall are committed to offering high-quality patient care, as well as safety and comfort. To schedule your gum recession treatment, contact our practice in Chattanooga, TN today.
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