Worried About Receding Gums? Know Your Options

Gum recession is more common than a lot of people realize. When your gum tissue starts to wear away, it can expose the roots and leave you susceptible to tooth decay, infection, and other health problems. It can also be uncomfortable and make you feel self-conscious about your smile. But you have options to stop, reverse, and help prevent the unfortunate side effects of gum recession. 

What Causes Gum Recession?

It can be hard to pinpoint the exact cause of gum recession, but the most common causes include:

  • Genetics
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Brushing your teeth too hard or too aggressively
  • Dental plaque or tartar buildup
  • Gum disease
  • Injury or trauma to the gum tissue
  • Misalignment or abnormal tooth positioning
  • Smoking or using chewing tobacco
  • Lip and tongue piercings

A visit with our friendly and experienced team at Charlotte Dentistry can help determine what’s causing your gums to recede. Then, we can create a personalized treatment plan to restore your smile and prevent further recession. 

Gum Recession Treatment Options

There are several treatment options for gum recession. During your consultation, we will discuss the solutions available to restore your smile. Treatment options include:

Scaling And Root Planing

Scaling is a deep cleaning treatment that involves using either a manual tool, a special device with sonic vibrations, or both to gently remove plaque and tartar buildup from the surface of your teeth and underneath your gumline. 

Root planing goes even deeper to carefully scale the root surface and smooth it out. This will help prevent bacteria, plaque, and tartar from building up underneath your gumline. It can also reduce inflammation, promote healing, and make it easier for your gums to securely reattach themselves to your teeth.

Dental Bonding

Bonding is a treatment option that involves applying a durable resin material to the surface of your teeth. We match the material to the shade of your teeth, shape it to your teeth, and then harden it with a special light. This treatment can be used for exposed roots or misshapen teeth damaged by receding gums. 

Save Your Smile With Gum Recession Treatment In Charlotte, NC

If receding gums are affecting your quality of life, we can help. We can help restore your smile and improve your oral health with a complete gum recession treatment. 

Call Charlotte Dentistry at 704-285-0846 to schedule your appointment in Charlotte, NC. You can also online.