Burlington, ON, patients learn about their gum recession treatment
If you’re an adult who feels like their teeth have become longer or are experience gum pain, inflammation, or bleeding, you could have gum disease or gums that are beginning to recede. While gum disease is common, it can be serious if not treated. Patients who are beginning to experience gum recession often want to learn more about their treatment options. Dr. Thelam Nguyen of Tansley Woods Dentistry in Burlington, ON, has helped countless patients improve their oral health with treatments for all stages of gum disease.
Caught early, gum disease is easier to correct
Many adults believe that a little bleeding when they brush their teeth is normal. While it does happen frequently, it is a sign of gingivitis, which is an early form of gum disease. Caught early, gingivitis can be treated with better oral health habits or antibiotic mouthwash.
Treatments for advanced gum disease
Gum disease that is not caught early will continue to damage the gums and tooth enamel. This can cause tooth sensitivity and pain. Patients may feel like their teeth have become longer or may feel like their teeth are not secure inside the gums. At this point, it is important to contact an experienced and trained dental professional, before the infection reaches the bloodstream or causes tooth loss.
Restoring the health of your gums, and your smile
While receding gums can be painful, there is an effective treatment with soft tissue grafting. During this procedure, Dr. Nguyen uses regenerated tissue from another area of your mouth to repair the damaged gums. This restores your gumline and your confidence while reducing pain and protecting the teeth from decay and damage.
The importance of oral health care
Like many oral health problems, gum disease is hard to identify until a patient experiences painful symptoms. By that point, it can be harder to treat. The best way to prevent gum disease is with proper brushing and flossing habits and with regular dental checkups. Dental professionals are trained to identify early warning signs and can address early gum disease before it becomes more challenging to treat.
If you live in the Burlington, ON, area and want to learn more about soft tissue grafting for gum recession call (289) 273-4289.