It is a well-known fact that when it comes to the treatment and care of your mouth this includes caring for your teeth and your gums. In the case of your gums this is especially important because of the fact that gum recession can occur if your gums are not properly cared for and if it does occur it could be a warning sign that you’re developing gum disease. Still the question remains what causes gum recession?
Causes of Gum Recession
There are quite a few different causes that can contribute to gum recession but a few of the most are:
- Genetics: One of the components of your gum health is the strength of your jawbone. People who are genetically predisposed to thin bones may be at more risk of periodontal complications.
- Gum disease: Periodontal disease and gum recession often develop concurrently, but the main takeaway is that periodontal disease can and often typically triggers the onset of gum recession.
- Bruxism: Patients who have a habit of either subconsciously or nervously grinding their teeth or clenching their mouth might place a lot of strain on the gums which can result in gum recession.
Gum Recession Treatment Options
There are treatment options that are readily available for those who are suffering from gum recession. These options include the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. This technique is a great alternative to the traditional form of gum recession treatment because it is minimally invasive. The fact that is minimally invasive means a faster healing time for the patient.
Make an Appointment
If you are suffering from gum recession it is very important that you don’t hesitate to schedule a dental appointment with our office in Westerly, CT. Doing so will be beneficial for your oral health and will allow our doctors, Dr. Gregory A. Toback and Dr. Marianne Urbanski, to ensure that you are a good candidate for the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique and provide you with customized treatment.