Gum Recession - Pensacola, FL

Treating Gum Disease and Receding Gums

Gum Recession Pensacola Periodontics and Implant Dentistry Pensacola, FL

Receding Gums and Gum Disease

If you notice that your smile looks different, your gum line looks smaller, and teeth feel more sensitive, it could be gum recession caused by gum disease. Dr. David Williams can effectively and comfortably treat gum disease and receding gums in Pensacola, FL.

Receding gums is a very common condition that is most often attributed to gum disease. Unless they are removed, oral bacteria will multiply and the damage to gums can be quite noticeable because soft tissue is pulling away, deteriorating, and causing tooth root exposure. The teeth may feel more sensitive and the smile often looks different. The teeth may become loose and are at a greater risk of being lost.

Sometimes other factors are causing the gums to recede, including family history, brushing teeth too harshly, hormonal changes during pregnancy and menopause, side effects of certain medications, prior dental treatment, smoking, or oral piercings.

The Most Common Symptoms of Receding Gums:

  • Smaller gum line
  • Tooth roots are exposed, making teeth appear uneven or larger than normal
  • Tooth sensitivity to changing temperatures
  • Increased tooth decay
  • Loose teeth
  • Blemishes and dents on the gum tissue
  • paces and gaps between teeth

Steps To Prevent Recession

  • Seeing your doctor for regular cleanings and checkups
  • Not smoking or using other tobacco products
  • Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet
  • Using the proper brushing techniques with a soft-bristled toothbrush or an electric toothbrush
  • Seeing your doctor to correct a misaligned bite or teeth grinding problems

How We Treat Receding Gums

Whether your dental needs are a gum recession surgery, implants, or anything in between, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile. We’re proud to service patients from the Pensacola, FL region. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.
If gum disease is the problem, Dr. Williams can treat it with minimal pain and less time than traditional scalpel surgery using laser treatment. Laser treatment also provides support to existing teeth by generating new bone growth around them.
This treatment also addresses gum disease by removing bacteria under the gums and minimizing gum pockets between the teeth.
Gum grafts work by taking soft tissue from the patient’s mouth or from a tissue bank and surgically attaching it to the receded area to make it longer.
In some cases, new tissue can be generated on the gum line with special proteins and tissue membranes.

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