The Importance of Treating Receding Gums - Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Importance of Treating Receding Gums

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Importance of receiving treatment for gum recession

  • Stops sensitivity of exposed root surfaces
  • Protects roots from decay and other dental problems
  • Improves appearance

If you have sensitive teeth or notice changes in the way they look, it could be gum recession. Seeking receding gums treatment in Ft. Lauderdale, FL with Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley is important for a number of reasons.

Understanding and treating sensitive teeth and gum recession

If you have sensitive teeth or issues with hot and cold temperatures causing discomfort, it could be tooth root exposure. Tooth roots are normally protected underneath the gum line. If the gum line is receding, the roots are more visible, sensitive teeth are a problem, and the way they appear is also less attractive.

Untreated bacterial infections are usually the cause of most gum recession. Oral bacteria are very harmful to gum tissue, especially if allowed to proliferate. They damage soft tissue and eventually supporting bone unless treated. Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley use a very effective and comfortable laser therapy treatment for gum disease, which has the added benefit of generating new bone growth around existing teeth.

Sensitive teeth and gum recession can also be a consequence of brushing your teeth too aggressively or using a brush with medium or hard bristles. Always brush thoroughly but gently, using brushes with soft bristles or an electric toothbrush. If you use tobacco, try to quit. Tobacco is harmful to soft tissues and increases the effects of gum disease.

finding the right treatment for your gum recession

To stop sensitive teeth and repair a receding gum line, Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley use a variety of techniques. One of the more favored and minimally invasive treatments is the (PST™) Pinhole Surgical Technique in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It is a new type of gum surgery that does not require taking the same steps as traditional gum grafting procedures. PST™ is fast, more comfortable for patients, and delivers results in one day.

A healthy gum line is your best natural protection against gum disease and other dental problems, and also makes your smile attractive.

Success of treatment

Successful treatment depends on a variety of factors including:

  • Avoiding smoking or any type of tobacco
  • Do not drink alcohol
  • Follow the instructions of your doctor
  • Avoid clenching or grinding your teeth
  • Enjoy a healthy and nutritious diet
  • Brush and floss gently

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