Your gums are just as important to your overall oral health as your teeth. Under certain circumstances, you may experience gum recession in Kennewick, WA. Other issues may develop if the problem is not dealt with in a timely manner, including sensitive teeth and eventually complete tooth loss. Do not allow your life to become inconvenienced due to receding gums, have Dr. Andrew Mohlman examine your oral health and resolve issues early.

What Causes Gum Recession in the First Place?

Certain actions may make you more prone to developing gum recession. If you do any of the following, then you should see our professionals for an examination:

• Getting an oral structure pierced
• Flossing and brushing aggressively
• Using tobacco
• Having a genetic predisposition

Prevention is always the easiest course of action to take, so get ahead of the problem if you can.

Treating Minor Gum Recession

If you have a relatively minor case of gum recession in Kennewick, WA, then our experts may suggest a scaling and root planing procedure. This is when the exposed root surface and rest of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned. The area is then smoothed out in order to stop bacteria from building up in the future. Antibiotics may be prescribed afterward.

Treating Major Gum Recession

More severe cases of gum recession may necessitate actual surgery. Some of the treatments that may be recommended for you include regeneration, pocket depth reduction or a soft tissue graft. All of these are capable of repairing your gum tissue so that a healthy amount is restored. Dr. Andrew Mohlman even offers the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in order to loosen your existing gum tissue and move it to the areas where the tissue has already receded. Immediate cosmetic and health benefits will be enjoyed, and you will be at a reduced risk of having overly sensitive teeth.

To schedule your next appointment with Dr. Andrew Mohlman, contact our office at 844-619-8612.