Loose teeth, inflamed gums, and bad breath are some of the signs of gum disease, which is the primary cause of receding gums. You must seek treatment for gum recession as soon as you notice your gums are starting to wear down. Receding gums are often accompanied by tooth sensitivity, inflammation of the tissues, and pain or tenderness of the gums. Seeking treatment early can prevent many oral health problems and make it easier to maintain a healthy smile for life!
Importance of Receiving Gum Recession Treatment
If you have loose teeth or are noticing that your teeth are becoming very sensitive, you must seek treatment for these symptoms as soon as possible. Dr. Macaulay may first recommend periodontal therapy if this has caused your condition, and then a procedure to restore your gum tissue to a healthier level. Her recommendation will depend on the extent of gum recession you have, and whether you have signs of gum disease. We can provide you with tips for maintaining optimal oral health with the right brushing and flossing techniques, and ensure you are not damaging your gums with your oral care routine. It is important however, to first eliminate the root cause of your gum recession. In some cases, you may need to undergo laser therapy or a scaling and root planing treatment to eradicate the infection in the mouth.
Gum disease is a progressive condition and can cause loose teeth, bad breath, and gum recession. If you are concerned about receding gums in Valencia, CA, schedule your consultation with Dr. Macaulay today!