Importance of Gum Recession Treatment


Many patients with gum recession have other oral health issues that need to be addressed. Some of the reasons we may recommend early treatment for gum recession include:

  • Reduce the risk of tooth loss
  • Reduce tooth sensitivity
  • Restore a healthy smile
  • Reduce the risk of root decay and other oral health issues

Gum Recession Treatment Options

If you want to restore your oral health, you may need professional treatment with Dr. Joe Wilbanks to address receding gums. Some of the most effective gum recession treatment and prevention options include:

  • Gum grafting
  • Periodontal therapy
  • The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)
  • Using the right type of toothbrush

Importance of Treatment for Receding Gums in Toccoa, GA

If you have receding gums, loose teeth, or other symptoms of gum disease, you must contact Dr. Wilbanks for an appointment. Some of the most noticeable signs of progressing gum diseases include sensitive teeth, inflamed gums, and gum pain. Early treatment is critical to maintaining optimal oral health!

If you have very sensitive teeth or notice the gums are pulling away from the tooth structure, you must seek treatment as soon as possible. Dr. Wilbanks can determine the best way to restore your oral health.

Gum recession treatment will depend on the cause and Dr. Wilbanks will determine whether you need a gum graft, periodontal therapy, PST™, or other type of treatment to improve the health of your gums. Our dental hygienist can also provide tips to ensure you are using the right brushing and flossing techniques. In some cases, Dr. Wilbanks will recommend laser gum disease treatment or scaling and root planing therapy to eliminate a periodontal infection in the mouth prior to restoring receded gum tissues.

Getting treatment for gum recession is essential to preserving your oral health. If you are concerned about receding gum tissues and the oral health implications this condition can cause, schedule your appointment in Toccoa, GA with Dr. Wilbanks today.

Contact us to learn more about the importance of gum recession treatment or to schedule an appointment.

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