March 29, 2016

If you have experienced sensitive teeth recently or sometimes encounter sharp nerve pain when eating hot or cold foods, you may be suffering from receding gums. If left untreated, this condition can lead to gum disease or tooth loss. That is why it is of utmost importance that you visit your periodontist, to come up with a course of action to correct the recession. Being on top of your oral health will help stave off more serious issues from developing down the road.


A Variety of Treatment Options

Depending on the state of your gum recession, there are number of treatment options available to treat the condition. These treatments commonly include:

  • Soft Tissue Grafting– This procedure involves replacing the receded areas with gum tissue from another area in your mouth. Once the tissue is removed from either the roof of the mouth or another area, stiches are used to hold the tissue in its new position, over the exposed tooth root.
  • Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique– This is a minimally invasive approach to treating receding gums. During this procedure, a specialized tool is used to create a pinhole near the receded area, and works to gently move the gums to a more desirable position. Collagen strips are added to help keep the new tissue in place. No stitches or large incisions are required, and many teeth can often be treated during one visit.


Get Treatment Today

Regardless of what treatment plan you end up undergoing, it is important to begin treatment as soon as possible. To this end, when it comes to treating your receding gums in Edina, MN, the best choice for treatment according to recent consumer polls is PerioWest™. Led by Dr. Andrés R. Sánchez DDS, MS, our office offers superb care for your gum recession and other periodontal needs. Indeed, you can rest assured that you—and your teeth—are in good hands with our staff. Give our office a call at 866-910-5937 to get started down the road to gum recovery today.



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