Gum Recession Repair

Gum recession is a common dental condition where the gum tissue surrounding the teeth wears away or recedes, exposing the tooth roots. This not only affects the aesthetics of your smile but also poses potential oral health risks. If left untreated, gum recession can lead to tooth sensitivity, increased risk of dental decay, root surface exposure, and even tooth loss. However, there is good news – gum recession can be effectively treated with various techniques, including those offered by Dr. Ghayoumi.

Causes of Gum Recession:
Gum recession can occur due to several factors, including

1. Periodontal Disease: Gum disease, particularly the advanced stage known as periodontitis, is a leading cause of gum recession. The infection and inflammation associated with gum disease can damage the gum tissue, leading to recession.

2. Aggressive Brushing: Brushing your teeth too vigorously or using a hard-bristled toothbrush can irritate and erode the gum tissue, causing it to recede over time.

3. Poor Oral Hygiene: Inadequate oral hygiene practices can result in the buildup of plaque and tartar, which can contribute to gum disease and gum recession.

4. Genetics: Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to have thinner or weaker gum tissue, making them more susceptible to gum recession.

Gum Recession Repair Options:

Dr. Ghayoumi offers a range of effective gum recession repair treatments tailored to each patient’s unique needs. These options include:
1. Gum Grafting: Gum grafting is a common surgical procedure used to repair gum recession. During the procedure, Dr. Ghayoumi takes gum tissue from another area of your mouth, such as the palate or adjacent gum tissue, and grafts it onto the affected area. This helps to cover the exposed tooth roots and restore a healthy gumline.

2. Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™): PST™ is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum grafting. This technique involves creating a small pinhole in the gum tissue and using specialized instruments to gently reposition the gum tissue over the exposed roots. PST™ offers faster recovery times and minimal discomfort compared to traditional grafting methods.

3. Scaling and Root Planing: If gum recession is caused by periodontal disease, Dr. Ghayoumi may recommend scaling and root planing. This deep cleaning procedure removes plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces and smooths the root surfaces to promote gum reattachment and reduce inflammation.

4. Oral Hygiene Education: Dr. Ghayoumi emphasizes the importance of proper oral hygiene practices to prevent further gum recession and maintain healthy gums. She will provide you with personalized oral hygiene instructions and tips to effectively clean your teeth and gums at home.

Recovering from Gum Recession Repair:
The recovery process after gum recession repair will depend on the specific treatment you undergo. Dr. Ghayoumi will provide you with post-treatment instructions and recommendations to ensure a smooth recovery. It is essential to follow these instructions carefully, maintain good oral hygiene, and attend regular follow-up visits to monitor your progress.

Take the First Step towards Healthy Gums:
If you are concerned about gum recession or would like to explore your options for gum recession repair, Dr. Ghayoumi is here to help. With her expertise in periodontics and commitment to patient care, she will provide you with personalized treatment options to restore your gum health and enhance your smile. Schedule a consultation today and take the first step towards healthier, more beautiful gums.