Do you ever look at your receded gums and wonder how to treat them? If so, our dentist, Dr. David J. Berg, encourages you to call our office and schedule an appointment. There are many things that could be causing your recession, but there are also many treatments that can be used to help your recession. To help you know all about them, our dentist is happy to list the treatments here:
-Improving oral hygiene habits: If rough brushing and flossing techniques are the cause of your gum recession, it’s time to change your habits. Start by making sure you have the proper oral hygiene tools. It’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush, non-whitening toothpaste and easy-to-use dental floss. Then, examine your brushing and flossing techniques. If you’re too rough, make a conscious effort to be more gentle. If necessary, you can use an electric toothbrush.
-Gum disease treatment: If gum disease is the cause of your recession, then a deep cleaning or scaling and root planing treatment could be beneficial. These treatments thoroughly clean the smile and promote healing in the gums.
-Gum grafts: If the gum disease is severe or if genetics have caused dangerous gum recession, then gum grafts could be the best option for you. This treatment involves using excess gum tissue and placing it where your gums are supposed to be, covering the tooth roots and protecting the smile.
Call Studio 1 Dental today at 916.567.0900 if you have any questions. Our dental team will be more than happy to give you the answers you need about treatments for gum recession in Sacramento, California. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!