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Gum Recession

Periodontics & Dental Implants located in Baton Rouge, LA

Gum Recession services offered in Baton Rouge, LA

Do you have receding gums due to aging, genetics, or other common gum disease risk factors? At Baton Rouge Perio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Kenneth Markle, DDS, Jenny Herman, DDS, and their skilled staff, offer highly effective gum recession treatments to diminish gum recession, restore gum tissues, and provide the beautiful smile you deserve. To learn more, call the office or request an appointment online today.

What is gum recession?

Gum recession occurs when your gums deteriorate, and your gumline moves closer to your tooth roots, making the affected teeth appear longer. If you have gum disease, you may experience bleeding gums, bright red gums, tender or swollen gums, and loose or missing permanent teeth.

Treatment at Baton Rouge Perio can restore the health of your gums and improve the appearance of your gumline.

What are the risk factors for gum recession?

Your risk of gum recession increases because of:

  • Aging
  • Poor oral health habits
  • Harsh or excessive brushing practices
  • Previous orthodontic treatment
  • Gum disease
  • Family history of gum recession
  • Genetic abnormalities 

Brushing your teeth after meals, flossing daily, and seeing your dentist at least every six months for professional cleanings and exams is the best way to reduce your chance of gum recession. Avoid excessive consumption of sugary drinks, sweets, and other sources of added sugar. 

Do I have gum recession?

It’s sometimes difficult to know if you have receding gums, especially with minor gum recession, unless you visit your dentist regularly. They let you know if gum recession is a cause for concern after examining your gums and teeth, reviewing your oral health history and symptoms, and measuring the pocket depth of the space between your teeth and gums. 

Your Baton Rouge Perio provider also reviews the results of your dental X-rays to determine if you have bone loss associated with gum disease.

What are the treatment options for gum recession?

If you have minor gum recession, you might simply need conservative gum disease treatments, such as watchful waiting, antibiotics, improved at-home oral health habits, or antibacterial mouthwash.

Other times, deep dental cleanings (scaling and root planing), to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar in hard-to-reach areas and underneath your gumline, are necessary.

Baton Rouge Perio also provides gum grafting, bone grafting, dental implants, and pocket reduction surgery, as well as the pinhole surgical technique (PST™) to restore gum tissues and laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP®) to remove diseased gums and stimulate new cell generation. 

Your periodontist customizes each gum recession treatment based on the severity of the gum recession you experience.

To learn more about the gum recession treatments available at Baton Rouge Perio, call the office or request an appointment online today. 

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