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What do I do if I notice my Gums are Receding?


Receding gums should not  be ignored because they are a warning sign of a deeper oral health issue. Periodontal Surgery can be used to treat gum recession. Gum recession is not something that should be taken lightly because it is one of the major signs that you are experiencing gum disease. Gum disease is something that should be treated immediately because if treatment is delayed it then increases the likelihood that the damage to the gums will be irreversible. Also, when the gums recede the teeth and supporting areas around it are also affected.

Common Symptoms of Gum Disease

In addition to receding gums, below are other symptoms of gum disease:

  • – Pus in between your teeth and gums
  • – Bleeding when flossing or brushing
  • – Painful visible sores on your gums
  • – Bad breath that doesn’t go away
  • – Loose teeth as well as tooth loss 
  • – Gum tissue pulling away from teeth

Our Gum Disease Treatment Options
Dentist use innovative procedures to fight gum disease symptoms in order to help our patients live comfortable and normal lives. Please review a few of the treatments that are offered right below:  

  • – Laser gum treatment
  • – Scaling and root planning
  • – Osseous surgery
  • – Gum graft
  • – Pinhole Surgical Technique


The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is really very beneficial when it comes to providing the patient with full restoration of the gumline back to its original state. Also, it’s less invasive than traditional gum surgery.

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If you notice that you are experiencing receding gums or if you think that you may have gum disease it is very important that you reach out to your local dentist to set up a consultation and to have a checkup.