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Gum Recession Powell, OH | Infinite Smiles

Are your gums getting smaller? Are you afraid of brushing your teeth because your gums continue to recede? Gum recession, while generally caused by gum disease, can be the result of changes in hormones, lifestyle habits, or even oral piercings. There are also quick and painless ways to restore your gums. Whatever your needs, Drs. Patel and Salaita are here to show you the way to healthier and better-looking gums!

Causes of Gum Recession

Dr. Patel is highly trained in restoring the health of gums while correcting soft-tissue cosmetic issues. During your initial visit, Dr. Patel or a member of our staff will assess your mouth and determine the main cause of your gum recession. Common factors of gum recession include:

  • Periodontal disease or poor oral hygiene
  • Hormonal changes
  • Tobacco use
  • Oral piercings
How You Can Treat Gum Recession

Receding gums will not go away without intervention from a qualified dentist. Gum recession can be treated with gum grafts, pocket reduction surgery, or pinhole surgery.

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a noninvasive and quick procedure. We make a small pinhole in the gums and then...

Receding gums will not go away without intervention from a qualified dentist. Gum recession can be treated with gum grafts, pocket reduction surgery, or pinhole surgery.

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a noninvasive and quick procedure. We make a small pinhole in the gums and then gently manipulate the soft tissue to a more convenient location.

Once the gums are repositioned, we use collagen strips to hold the gums in place. The surgery can be completed in about 30 minutes, and you’ll see immediate results! The recovery time is fast, there is no bleeding, and we don’t have to use scalpels or sutures. The pinhole technique is a clear alternative to traditional gum grafting.

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Other Ways to Treat Gum Recession

Gum grafting is a more traditional way to treat gum recession. That’s when we take healthy tissue and use it to cover the root of the tooth. As the tissue heals, it joins with the existing tissue to give you healthier gums. Patients who struggled with periodontal disease can al...

Gum grafting is a more traditional way to treat gum recession. That’s when we take healthy tissue and use it to cover the root of the tooth. As the tissue heals, it joins with the existing tissue to give you healthier gums. Patients who struggled with periodontal disease can also have gum recession. We can treat this through a process known as pocket reduction surgery. This surgery eliminates the infection from the gum pockets and allows the gums to naturally reattach.

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How You Can Prevent and Manage Gum Recession

Your best defense against gum recession is maintaining great oral health by brushing and flossing regularly. Infinite Smiles offers nutritional counseling and tips for maintaining healthy gums. Here are some things to consider:

  • Tobacco cessation. Smoking or smokeless...

Your best defense against gum recession is maintaining great oral health by brushing and flossing regularly. Infinite Smiles offers nutritional counseling and tips for maintaining healthy gums. Here are some things to consider:

  • Tobacco cessation. Smoking or smokeless tobacco contribute to gum infections and poor oral health, while increasing your risk of oral cancers.
  • Gum disease treatment. Gum disease will not stop on its own. It will spread throughout the mouth. The bacteria that causes gum disease multiples quickly, so we recommend that patients who have suffered from gum disease visit Infinite Smiles every three to four months.
  • Teeth grinding. Grinding or clenching teeth can cause gum recession. Common signs of grinding or clenching are headaches and migraines. Ask us about the oral appliances we use to treat grinding or clenching.

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