You may think that receding gums are just a natural part of aging and cannot be corrected when indeed they can! Instead of living with gum recession, we invite you to make an appointment with Dr. Nicosia to receive safe, proven, and effective treatment for gum recession and other periodontal concerns in the comfort and convenience of our Houston dental office.
One of the most common cosmetic concerns from receding gums is an uneven gum line. In addition to the dental concerns already mentioned relating to gum recession (sensitive and loose teeth), an uneven gumline affects the visual aesthetics of a patient’s smile. It presents a flawed appearance to those looking at it.
Patients of all ages can experience an uneven gum line, contrary to popular belief that it’s just the elderly population. While it’s true that receding gum lines can be an expected part of aging, other factors can create a need for gum recession treatment in patients of any age. These include:
Two effective treatments for gum recession include gum grafting and the Allen Tunnel Technique.
Gum grafting involves using a portion of tissue from the roof of a patient’s mouth to cover exposed roots and restore a healthy (and pain-free) gumline. The procedure is considered moderately invasive, but we offer sedation dentistry for patients requesting it.
The Allen Tunnel Technique is a minimally invasive procedure performed by our periodontist in Houston that provides expedited healing time and less discomfort than gum grafting.
When you visit us for your gum recession consultation, Dr. Nicosia will evaluate the extent of your condition and provide you with the information you need about all treatment options. That way, you’ll have the information you need to choose the one that you are most comfortable with.
If you’re ready to get a more beautiful smile with a healthy, even, and pain-free gumline, we invite you to call our office or make an appointment for gum recession treatment near you from our Houston periodontist.
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