If your gums have receded from the base of the teeth, making the teeth look longer, exposing the tooth roots and causing tooth sensitivity, then our dentists, Dr. Bryce Barfuss and Dr. Erik Permann, are thrilled to treat your gum recession and help you return to the top-notch smile and oral health you deserve. Unfortunately, there are many causes of gum recession, like gum disease, rough brushing techniques, the overuse of whitening treatments and more, but there are many treatments that can help, like:
-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 our dentist might recommend a professional cleaning or scaling and root planing treatment. These treatments remove the irritating substances from your smile and promote healing in the gums.
-Gum grafts: If you suffer from severe gum disease or severe recession because of genetics, gum grafts might be for you. This treatment involves using excess gum tissue and covering and protecting the exposed tooth roots and underlying bone.
Do you have any questions about gum recession treatments in Twin Falls, Idaho? If so, please reach out to our dental team at Summit Dental Care. All you need to do is dial 208-733-9999 and we will be happy to give you the answers and information you need!