Treating Gum Recession
For many, recession can be a symptom of a greater, underlying dental issue. Some of the key reasons to treat gum recession early on include:
Recession Treatment Options
In order to restore your oral health, you will need to seek professional treatment with Dr. Roger Sohn in Loma Linda, CA for receding gums.
Gum recession treatment and prevention options include:
If you have sensitive teeth in the Loma Linda, CA area, it could be a sign of gum recession, which can become progressively worse without professional care. Dr. Roger Sohn treats problems like sensitive teeth and other symptoms of gum recession, such as loose teeth, using the latest and most advanced dental technologies available.
Tooth sensitivity is one of the earliest signs of gum recession because when gum tissue moves away from the tooth roots, teeth can feel more sensitive to changing temperatures. They may also take on a different appearance and the loss of gum tissue also makes it easier for bacteria to strike. Excess oral bacteria, if it not removed with good daily oral hygiene and regular dental checks and cleanings, leads to gum disease, one of the causes of loose teeth. Gum disease attacks gum tissue, which is what protects teeth and bone and makes your smile attractive. Without healthy gum tissue, bacteria can also harm the jaw bone, which is what anchors your teeth. When bone is affected, loose teeth and eventual loss can occur.
Laser gum disease treatment with Dr. Sohn is a very effective and gentle way to remove bacteria without causing any additional harm to your gum line. In fact, traditional scalpel surgery for gum disease typically causes recession. It may remove the bacteria, but at a cost. Laser with Dr. Sohn protects healthy gum tissue and even generates new bone growth around loose teeth, offering the support and stabilization they desperately need. For gum disease and loose teeth, laser treatment is preferred.
To repair existing gum recession, traditional soft tissue grafting can be performed. But Dr. Sohn often prefers the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), a newer, less invasive way to repair receding gums with minimal discomfort. Dr. Sohn is one of few dentists in the region to offer this innovative approach where patented tools and techniques are used to gently repair the gum line right at the recession area without any incisions or stitches.
For gum recession, loose teeth, and sensitive teeth in Loma Linda, CA, please give Dr. Sohn a call to schedule your consultation. We can help with today’s gentler, modern approaches to treating gum disease and gum recession.
Dr. Sohn’s office is equipped with the latest in hi-tech dental equipment and our staff is trained to provide the best possible dental experience for you and your family. We take pride in the service we provide to our patients from Loma Linda. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please send us a message via the Contact Us form today. We look forward to providing you with the personal oral care you deserve.
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