Receding gums (may be referred to as shrinking gums) not only impact the appearance of a patient’s smile, but can also lead to the development of serious oral health issues, such as tooth sensitivity and root decay.
At Kew Periodontics and Dental Implants, we provide specialist receding gum treatment and gum grafting. Our periodontists have undergone extensive postgraduate training in these areas. Dr Allison Dean has also completed additional specialist courses in Munich (Germany), Florence (Italy) and Los Angeles (USA) with some of the best periodontists in the world.
In regards to treatment, gum grafting is often considered for areas where the gums have receded. Receding of the gum may occur as a result of many factors, including tooth brushing trauma (i.e. using a hard toothbrush or overzealous brushing technique), tooth malposition, periodontal disease or muscle pull on the gum line.
Often patients do not like the appearance of receding gums and wish to consider gum grafting to improve aesthetics.
Therefore, gum grafting may be considered if:
- A patient wishes to improve the appearance of an area where the gum has receded;
- A tooth is very sensitive to hot and cold;
- The area of gum recession appears to be progressing;
- An area is susceptible to root decay; or
- To help a patient achieve better plaque control.
A gum graft involves taking a thin piece of tissue from the roof of the mouth or gently moving the gum over from an adjacent area. The graft is placed to cover the exposed portion of the tooth root. Several stitches (sutures) are placed to hold the graft in position. The graft obtains its blood supply from the surrounding gum. Over time, the gum tissue matures to eventually look like normal, healthy gum tissue.
Your periodontist will discuss whether this procedure is suitable for you and the result you can expect to achieve.
Specialist Gum Recession Treatment and Surgery
Kew Periodontics and Dental Implants has been providing compassionate and personalised periodontal care since 2001, helping each of our patients find an effective solution to their receding gum concerns.
The specialist team are proud to provide our patients a welcoming and comfortable environment within our practice. We strive to help patients feel relaxed during their experience with us, as well as confident with the outcomes they achieve.
Our receding gum treatment and surgical options are professionally customised to each individual patient. Our goal is to address our patients’ issues and concerns and also to improve oral health, providing the added confidence that comes with it.
Our skilled and sought-after periodontists are on-hand to answer any questions our patients might have, and walk them through the steps of their upcoming treatment or surgery.
To learn more about our available gum recession treatments, please call 03 9853 7700 and speak with one of our friendly treatment co-ordinators.
Concerned About Receding Gums? Treatment is Available!
The team here at Kew Periodontics and Dental Implants are committed to providing each patient with the peace of mind and added confidence that comes from treating receding gums.
We are proud to be one of the most respected and trusted practices for receding gum treatments across Melbourne, with our team striving to deliver patients with the highest standard of care and support.
For all enquiries, simply call 03 9853 7700.