One oral health problem that does not seem to get much attention is a condition called receding gums. Over time, patients with gum disease issues can experience a receding gum line. This means your gum tissue deteriorates and leaves parts of your teeth exposed to bacteria from food particles. Dr. AndrewMohlman, a general dentist in Kennewick, WA specializing in treating gum problems, offers the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST). This minimally invasive gum recession treatment  can help restore your gum line and your oral health. Here are signs you may need to consider gum treatment.  

Tooth Sensitivity  

One of the first signs of gum recession is tooth sensitivity. Patients may experience discomfort when eating or drinking items that are too hot or too cold. They may also experience more pain when chewing different types of foods. Tooth sensitivity can also be a symptom of many other conditions, so it is best to get Dr. Mohlman to check it out.  

Sore Gums  

Gum soreness is another warning sign of gum recession. The gum line may feel tender and may look swollen and red in the beginning stages of this condition. If it is caught early, there are many different easy treatment options to help get your gums back to normal.  

Loose Teeth  

If receding gums are left untreated, your teeth may start to feel loose. As the gum tissue breaks down over time, your teeth can start to feel less secure in your mouth. In some cases, patients experience tooth loss with gum recession, so it is vital to seek treatment quickly.  

Longer Teeth  

It is also common for gum recession to impact the overall look of your teeth. Receding gums create an effect of longer teeth throughout your mouth. If you have noticed a sudden change in the way your teeth look, you should get it checked out.  

If you are experiencing any of these common signs of gum recession, contact Dr. Mohlman for a consultation. You can find out if you are a candidate for the Chao Pinhole®Surgical Technique today.