There are a variety of ways Dr. Alfred Penhaskashi can reverse gum recession in Encino, CA for patients who need it, but there are also many ways to prevent the need for receding gums surgery as well.
What You can Do to Prevent Gum Recession
- Practice good oral hygiene every day.
- Address gum disease and other issues early.
- Fix damaged teeth as soon as possible.
- Treat bruxism and jaw clenching.
- Rethink oral piercings – they can damage gum tissue.
- Do not smoke or chew tobacco.
Avoiding Gum Recession and Receding Gums Surgery
Receding gums surgery with Dr. Penhaskashi is available to replace lost gum tissue and improve the health and appearance of your smile. On the other hand, there are a lot of things you can do to keep your gum line healthy so you can avoid receding gums surgery.
Practice good oral hygiene:
It sounds simple, but it works. Taking proper daily care of your teeth and gums is the best way to prevent gum recession resulting from gum disease. Regular checkups and cleanings are also important. Brush with a good soft bristled or electric toothbrush every day and follow proper technique. Brushing too hard can cause gums to recede. Daily flossing is also critical to removing bacteria between the teeth and gums on a regular basis.
Address problems early:
Ignoring gum disease will certainly increase your chance of needing receding gums surgery down the road. Gum disease is a serious health problem and extremely harmful to your gum line. Dr. Penhaskashi can remove the bacteria with a gentle laser procedure that stops gum recession in its tracks. Broken, damaged, and decayed teeth should also be addressed as soon as possible because they put stress on the gums, too. They are also harder to clean and keep free of bacteria. If you treat dental problems as they occur, your need for receding gums surgery is less likely.
Bruxism and jaw clenching:
Gum recession can also result from consistently grinding the teeth and clenching the jaw, behaviors that are sometimes difficult to identify on your own since they often occur during sleep. Oftentimes, patient are only made aware of it during a routine exam where signs of stress and damage are visible. Treatment is available to help when bruxism and clenching are evident.
Tobacco smoke and chew irritates gum tissue and it generates plaque faster than normal. Plaque can lead to tooth decay and gum disease if it is not removed in a timely manner. In short, tobacco creates a domino effect that may require periodontal treatment, including receding gums surgery.
Oral piercings in the mouth that make repeated contact with the gums can also lead to irritation and recession.
If you need to reverse gum recession in Encino, CA, Dr. Penhaskashi can help. Call today to make your appointment.