Treatment Options for Receding Gums
Once gum tissue has pulled back and away from your teeth, it's gone for good. However, there are options for treating gum recession! See your dental professional for an evaluation to determine the cause of your gum recession. After an assessment, they will recommend the best course of treatment for your needs.
A dental professional may be able to treat early signs of gum disease by performing a deep cleaning, also called root planing and scaling. This procedure cleans out bacteria from the pockets between the gums and teeth, removing infection and giving the gums the chance to heal.
If there's a progressive, noticeable recession, you're experiencing sensitivity, or you're not happy with the appearance, a dental professional may recommend a gum graft to replace the lost tissue. Gum grafting is a surgical procedure that usually involves taking a small amount of tissue from one area, such as the roof of the mouth, then transferring it to the gum area in need.