Although many patients tend to postpone receding gums treatment until it is absolutely necessary, this is quite dangerous. Gum recession can be very damaging to the teeth if it is not treated early on. Patients who are noticing symptoms should contact Dr. Michael Almaraz for more information on the different types of treatment for receding gums in Newport Beach, CA:
- Pocket depth reduction
- Tissue regeneration
- Soft tissue grafting
Pocket Depth Reduction
This treatment is most effective for mild cases of gum recession where periodontal disease is the causative factor. It involves folding back portions of the gum tissue to gain access to the periodontal pockets. Once the tissue has been moved, Dr. Michael Almaraz will use special tools to remove any deposits of plaque or calculus and clean the surface of the roots. Afterward, the tissue is stitched back in place to encourage reattachment to the tooth.
This is performed at the same time as a pocket depth reduction when moderate tissue loss has occurred. After the pocket and tooth surfaces have been cleaned, a special regenerative material is placed over the area to promote tissue regrowth.
Soft Tissue Grafting
A soft tissue graft is used for more severe cases of gum recession. This involves taking a tissue sample from one part of the mouth and suturing it to the gum line in order to raise it to a healthier and more attractive level. Eventually, the tissue sample will fuse together with existing gum tissue and the stitches will be removed or dissolve on their own.