This disorder happens when the soft tissues of the gums start to pull away from the surface of the teeth. This can result in deep pockets where bacteria and plaque can grow, inflaming and irritating the gums. In addition to periodontal issues, recession can also overexpose the roots of the teeth. This in turn causes dental sensitivity, halitosis (bad breath) and makes the teeth appear too long. To help patients regain a healthy smile and their quality of life, our office provides gum recession treatment in Anchorage, Alaska.
Gum recession can be caused by several different things. Overbrushing, tobacco use and poor oral hygiene can all cause the gums to recede. Periodontal or gum disease can also result in recession. No matter the source, our dentists can help you treat and prevent gum recession.
Depending on the cause and extent of recession, our Clear Dental team may recommend several different treatments. Our dentists may recommend using a soft-bristle brush and simply changing your brushing habits. However, if the soft tissue has been seriously affected by recession, a soft tissue graft or surgery may be necessary. If you suffer from gum recession, reach out to our dental office today. Patients can call (907) 313-2433 to plan an appointment and have our dentists look over their smile.