Receding Gum Treatment

Receding gums happen when the margin of the gum tissue starts to wear away or pull back from the teeth. When a patient has receding gums, pockets form around the teeth. These pockets collect food and bacteria and create an environment where plaque and tartar can build up.

Gum recession can lead to sensitivity in the teeth, tooth decay, and tooth loss. If your gums are receding, it is essential to see a dentist as soon as possible. There are treatments available to stop the recession and repair the gums and thereby preventing further damage.

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Why choose us
for receding gum treatment in Edmonds

Have you noticed that your teeth have become more sensitive, or that one tooth is longer than the others? These are common symptoms of receding gums. Dr. Kitts has years of experience with gum disease and gum recession treatments. We understand that many of the situations surrounding gum disease or recession can seem frightening. We will walk you through the treatment process, and answer any questions you may have regarding services.

Our goal is always to give our patients the best care possible, whether you are visiting for cleaning, or whether you need more extensive treatments. Your treatments are tailored to your specific needs, no one else’s, and we will make every effort to give you the best results possible using the latest techniques in general dentistry.

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Benefits of
treating receding gums

Are you suffering from receding gums, making your teeth look longer and causing tooth sensitivity? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Receding gums are a common dental issue that can be caused by a variety of factors, including gum disease, brushing too hard, or hormonal changes.

Fortunately, there are several treatment options available that can stop further gum recession and even restore your gums to their former healthy state. Here are some of the benefits of receding gum treatment:


Improved Oral Health

Receding gum treatment can improve your oral health by preventing further damage to your gums and teeth.

Reduced Sensitivity

Receding gum treatment can help reduce the sensitivity of your teeth and gums, making it easier to eat and drink without discomfort.

Enhanced Appearance

Receding gum treatment can help restore your gum line, giving you a more youthful, natural-looking smile.

Prevention of Tooth Loss

By treating receding gums, you can prevent the loss of teeth caused by advanced gum disease.

Customized Treatment

Your dentist will create a customized treatment plan based on the severity of your condition and your individual needs, ensuring the best possible outcome for your specific case.
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Delaying treatment can be costly

You may have noticed that your teeth are more sensitive when eating and drinking. Or you may have found that your teeth don’t look the way they used to, or wondered why your gum line is pulling away from your teeth. These are all signals to come in and visit the dentist for treatment for gum recession. When you put off visiting the dentist for treatment, the recession will only get worse. Eventually, the tooth root will be exposed, leaving it wide open for bacteria. This will cause the tooth to decay and eventually die. The only solution once the tooth dies is removal; however, sometimes, the tooth can come out on its own. But these situations can be prevented with simple treatment solutions from Soundview Family Dental, including scaling and root planing.

Peace of mind your smile is at its best

Gum disease can cause many problems. It is the leading contributor to gum recession too. If you’ve noticed that when brushing or flossing, your gums are bleeding, visiting the dentist can resolve this, and prevent a recession from occurring.

If you care for your teeth and have cleanings regularly, often many of these issues can be prevented. With our gum recession treatment, we can get your teeth and gums back to their original, healthy condition, which we will help you maintain and keep healthy for the rest of your life.

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Are receding gum treatments right for you?

You may be wondering if you have a receding gum problem. The first step is visiting our office for a consultation. However, there are some symptoms you can identify at home, that can alert you as to whether or not you should see a dentist for treatment. Some of these signs can include:
Bleeding gums.
Teeth that appear longer than the rest.
Gums pulling away from teeth.
Sensitivity to hot and cold beverages.
A notch felt at the gumline.
These symptoms are characteristic of gum recession and are vital indicators that there is a problem. With early detection, gum recession is easily treatable. The most common way of treating the problem is with scaling and root planing. This will eliminate any debris under the gumline. Then an antibiotic can be given to clear up any infection that may be present. However, if the gum recession is left to continue, the result can be harmful bacteria deteriorating the tooth and healthy jaw bone tissue. Our treatments for gum recession can include open flap scaling and root planing, regeneration for the jawbone loss, or a soft tissue graft to cover any exposed tooth roots
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Our guarantee

Our office provides personalized and effective receding gum treatment to help you restore your gum health and prevent further damage. Dr. Kitts, our experienced dentist, and our team use the latest technology and techniques, including gum grafting and laser gum therapy, to treat receding gums and promote gum regeneration. We will carefully evaluate your gum health and recommend the best course of action to meet your unique needs. Our compassionate and knowledgeable team is dedicated to providing you with a comfortable and stress-free experience.

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Prevent tooth decay or tooth loss with gum recession treatment at our Edmonds dental office. We offer advanced procedures that can effectively restore gum tissue, eliminate bacteria, and help you to have the healthy smile you deserve. If you would like to schedule your appointment for gum recession treatments. You may call us or request your appointment online, anytime.


What causes receding gums?

Receding gums, also known as gum recession, can be caused by various factors, including:

  • Periodontal (gum) disease: Inflammation and infection of the gums can lead to gum recession and bone loss.
  • Aggressive tooth brushing: Brushing too hard or using a hard-bristled toothbrush can cause gums to recede.
  • Genetics: Some people may be more prone to gum recession due to inherited factors.
  • Hormonal changes: Fluctuating hormone levels, particularly in women, can affect gum health and make them more susceptible to recession.
  • Poor dental hygiene: Insufficient brushing and flossing can lead to plaque buildup and gum recession.
  • Tobacco use: Smoking or using smokeless tobacco products can cause gum irritation and recession.


Can receding gums grow back?

Once gum tissue has receded, it does not naturally grow back. However, dental treatments like gum grafts or the pinhole surgical technique can help restore the gumline and protect exposed tooth roots. Maintaining good oral hygiene and addressing the underlying cause of the gum recession is essential to prevent further recession and improve overall gum health.

What are the treatments for receding gums?

The appropriate treatment for receding gums depends on the cause and severity of the recession. Some common treatments include:

  • Scaling and root planing: This deep cleaning procedure removes plaque and tartar buildup and smooths the tooth roots, helping to prevent further gum recession and promote gum reattachment.
  • Gum graft surgery: In more severe cases, a gum graft may be needed to restore lost gum tissue and protect exposed tooth roots.
  • Pinhole surgical technique: A minimally invasive procedure that involves repositioning the gum tissue without the need for grafts or sutures.
  • Improved oral hygiene: Practicing good dental care, including proper brushing and flossing techniques, can help prevent further gum recession and promote overall gum health.


How can I prevent receding gums?

To prevent receding gums, focus on maintaining good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. Avoid aggressive tooth brushing and tobacco use, and address any dental issues like misaligned teeth or teeth grinding that may contribute to gum recession. If you notice any signs of gum recession, consult with your dentist to determine the appropriate treatment plan.

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