What Surgeries Treat Gum Recession?
Depending on your situation, your dentist may recommend any of the following surgeries to repair the damage caused by gum recession:
- Open flap scaling and root planing
- Soft tissue graft
What Can I Do to Help Prevent Gum Recession?
The most effective way to prevent the process of gum recession from ever occurring is by practicing good oral hygiene techniques. Make sure you are brushing your teeth daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a dentist-recommended toothpaste that includes fluoride. See your dentist or periodontist at least twice a year or more depending on whether or not you have a dental condition such as gum recession. If the cause of your gum recession is teeth grinding, look into buying a protective custom dental mouth guard. Below are some other general tips to help prevent gum recession:
- Don’t smoke tobacco.
- Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
- Note and track any differences occurring in your mouth to tell your dentist.
By practicing the tips above, you have a much higher chance of having a perfect, healthy smile forever. If you need assistance in dealing with any stage of gum recession, don’t hesitate to call us at (817) 431-5514 or use our Online Form Submission to request treatment or advice before it gets worse!