Your gums are a significant part of your oral health and serve a very important purpose in your mouth. Gums are connective tissue attached to and form a tight seal at the base of your teeth. This tight seal is vital because it forms a barrier against bacteria and holds your teeth in place.
For these reasons, you must take good care of your gums. Brushing and flossing daily will help remove the plaque and bacteria from your teeth that can harm your gums.
Receding gums are often caused by gum disease, tooth loss, and clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth. Many people suffer from gum disease and do not realize it until obvious signs such as gum recession begin. This disease is caused by plaque on the tooth surface when someone does not regularly brush and floss their teeth.
If your gums are receding, your oral and overall health could be affected. This could lead to gum tissue loss that will expose the tooth roots, causing tooth decay, bone loss, loose teeth, and even tooth loss. Furthermore, periodontal disease has been proven to put people at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and respiratory infections.
A professional dentist must treat receding gums. Dr. Raj Upadya is an experienced dentist in the Summit, NJ, area who can evaluate your condition and recommend the best treatment for your gum recession. If you have just started to notice receding gums and your condition is not advanced, we may offer you a nonsurgical treatment method with special instructions for at-home care.
If you have noticed your receding gums for quite some time and your teeth roots are exposed, you will most likely need aggressive treatment to prevent further damage and tooth loss. Receding gums are one of the dental concerns we treat for patients in Summit, NJ.
Benefits of Treating Receding Gums:
- Produces natural-looking results
- Enhances periodontal surgery recovery
- Restores health to gums
- Protects tooth roots from decay
- More comfortable treatment compared to alternatives
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation: A Receding Gum Treatment
If you suffer from advanced gum recession, Dr. Upadya offers the new micro-invasive Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation technique, the Lunchtime Gumlift™. Dr. Upadya is one of the few dentists in the Summit, NJ area who is a certified provider of The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST), invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S.
The Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation involves the adjustment of the existing tissue. Dr. Upadya will create a tiny hole to loosen the gum tissue with a specialized tool. The loosened gum tissue will then be moved down to cover the receded part of the tooth.
The Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation allows Dr. Upadya to reshape your gum line without cutting, scraping, or stitching. This new method of treating receding gums makes it easier for a dentist to give you natural-looking results quickly. Dr. Upadya uses this non-invasive method to effectively treat receding gums with minimal discomfort and downtime at his Summit, NJ dentist office.