Receding gums are not only unattractive but unhealthy too! When gums pull away from your teeth from gum disease, “pockets” form between your teeth and gumline. Bacteria collect in the pockets, threatening the tissue and bone around your teeth. Fortunately, we can repair receding gums in our Huntsville, AL dental office, so your smile looks great! If gum disease is the cause of your problem, we’ll treat it to get your gums healthy again. If you think your gums are receding, call Dr. Jennifer Perkins, DDS at 256-801-0002 to schedule your gum recession treatment with Dr. Jennifer Perkins.
Benefit From the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique
The most comfortable, patient-friendly option for repairing gum recession is with the Chao Pinhole® technique. This is a truly revolutionary approach to gum recession treatment. Dr. Jennifer Perkins will use a small instrument to actually push your gum tissue into the correct position.
Your smile will benefit from a short recovery period, very little discomfort, and a perfectly beautiful look! The Pinhole® technique isn’t for all patients, so ask if you qualify!
Fixing Receding Gums With Gum Grafts
For another option in gum recession treatment, Dr. Jennifer Perkins will remove a small amount of tissue from elsewhere in your mouth and attach it to your gums. We’ll thoroughly numb your mouth with local anesthesia beforehand. And we offer comforts during the procedure, including:
- Soft pillows
- Cozy blankets
- TVs to distract you while we work
If you’re still anxious about your gum graft, we can offer dental sedation in the form of prescription medication. We’ll give you a pill that you’ll take at a predetermined time before your procedure. You’ll arrive already relaxed and stay that way throughout your treatment!
Common Causes of Receding Gums
While gum disease is one of the most common causes of receding gums, there are others too. Among them:
- Clenching or grinding your teeth
- Poor oral hygiene
- Overly aggressive tooth brushing
While some cases of gum recession are obvious, others are not. So checking you for receding gums is a part of every dental exam in our Huntsville, AL dental office.
If your gums have receded from gum disease, we’ll first perform a deep dental cleaning called scaling and root planing. It removes the bacteria that causes receding gums and also smoothes your tooth roots so your gums can more easily reattach to your teeth. Dr. Jennifer Perkins can also provide you with a system similar to a mouthguard that you use at home to dispense antibiotic medication beneath your gums.
Dr. Jennifer Perkins obtained her DDS from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. She is also a member of many professional organizations such as the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Alabama Dental Society, Huntsville-Madison County Dental Society, and Eighth District Dental Society. After 22 years of practicing dentistry, she’s still excited to help patients restore their oral function and give them their dream smile.
If you can see your gums are receding, don’t wait for your next dental exam; call Jennifer Perkins, DDS at 256-801-0002. Or use our online form to make an appointment with our gum recession treatment Huntsville, AL area.