In order to restore your oral health, you will need to seek professional treatment with Taff & Levine DDS in Potomac, MD for receding gums.
Gum recession treatment and prevention options include:
In some cases, treating gingival recession can be short and simple. However, the longer you wait to get treatment, the more complicated it becomes. Patients who visit Taff & Levine DDS regarding treatment for receding gums in Potomac, MD may undergo one or more of the following procedures depending on the severity of recession:
If gum disease has caused your gingival recession, it will need to be treated first. This is a surgical procedure to address gum disease that involves folding back the gum tissue to gain access into the periodontal pockets. Then, special tools are used to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria and clean the root surface of the tooth. Finally, the tissue is reattached to the tooth and stitched back into place until it heals, thus reducing the periodontal pockets.
Tissue regeneration usually takes place at the same time as a pocket depth reduction. After the plaque, tartar, and bacteria have been cleared out, a regenerative material, such as membrane or graft tissue, will be placed over the area before reattaching the tissue. This material will stimulate regrowth of tissue that has been lost to gingival recession.
This is a type of surgery used for patients with moderate to severe gingival recession. It involves removing tissue from the roof of the mouth and attaching it to the gum line. There are three main types of soft tissue grafts that differ in where the tissue sample is taken. Depending on your tissue type and the severity of the recession, you may receive a connective tissue graft, free gingival graft, or pedicle graft. Please call us to receive a complimentary grafting consultation.
This is a new, minimally invasive treatment for gingival recession. Rather than cutting and stitching the tissue, special tools are used to gradually loosen the gum tissue so that it can be pulled over to cover the exposed tooth. Special collagen strips are then placed in the gum tissue to hold it in place.
Once the gum tissues recede, only professional treatment can repair the damage. To learn more about the different types of treatment for receding gums in Potomac, MD, contact Taff & Levine DDS today!
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Taff & Levine, DDS
7811 Montrose Road Suite 300
Potomac, Maryland 20854