Dr. Craig Janssen encourages all patients in Green Bay, WI to pay attention to how their teeth and gums look and feel, as they are the first line of defense in detecting sensitive teeth and other oral complications resulting from gum recession.
Receding gums look like they are pulling away from the base of the teeth, leaving some teeth looking longer than others. Another sign of gum recession is sensitive teeth, especially when exposed to cold or hot substances.
Why Are My Gums Receding?
Gum recession happens for a variety of reasons, including engaging in teeth clenching or grinding habits, the presence of oral jewelry, using tobacco on a regular basis, and a genetic predisposition. Receding gum tissue can also indicate the progression of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Symptoms of gum recession include:
- Sensitive teeth
- Teeth that appear longer than before
- The appearance of spaces between teeth and gums
- Visible tooth roots that may be darker in color
- The presence of a notch or dent on the tooth near the gum line
Why Treat Receding Gums?
Gum tissue is vital to the health and wellbeing of your mouth, providing your teeth and subsequent nerves with protection from plaque and bacteria. Compromising the gum tissue is putting your oral health at risk.
There are essential reasons to pursue the treatment of receding gums, including improving the health and appearance of your smile, reducing the risk of root decay and damage, and decreasing incidents of sensitive teeth.
Treatment for Gum Recession
Dr. Janssen offers professional and compassionate treatment for receding gums, providing patients with personalized treatment plans ranging from pocket depth reduction to gum grafting and the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™).
When you make an appointment with Dr. Janssen to address gum recession and sensitive teeth, he will first complete a thorough examination. He will then discuss gum recession treatment options, working with you to decide what would work best to restore your healthy smile. Call Dr. Janssen today to schedule your consultation regarding treatment for receding gums in Green Bay, WI.