Treatment For Gum Recession

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When you have a more advanced case of periodontal disease, then you may suffer from gum recession. These receding tissues change the shape of your smile and can lead to issues like tooth decay as well! But we can help correct receding tissues. Our team of talented periodontic experts in Geneva and Fairport, NY, can provide better smile symmetry and health!

The Causes of Receding Tissues

Periodontal disease will increase in severity with time. Eventually, this can cause the gum tissues to begin to recede, pulling away from the teeth to expose the sensitive structures typically protected by the gums. The result is an increased risk of tooth decay and dental infection, which can cause painful symptoms that impact the stability of the smile. In addition, this can mean the onset of periodontitis, which further destroys the tissues connecting the teeth and gums to cause tooth loss. You also have negative changes to the appearance of your smile, such as teeth appearing long and uneven, or asymmetrical. However, our team can offer treatments to correct the issue, improving the stability of your smile.

Managing the Disease With Laser Treatment

Our team can employ dental lasers to help manage the disease as part of the treatment. With dental lasers, we can gently trim away the diseased tissues so healthy ones can attach to the teeth. The lasers target areas with precision to prevent damage to healthy structures, and the lack of scalpels and sutures means the area heals quicker, with people returning to their normal routines in as little as 24 to 48 hours. The system also reduces the risk of swelling, bleeding, and function, and rarely requires the use of anesthesia.

Improving Smile Symmetry

Our team can also offer a less invasive treatment to correct recession. While gum grafts are effective, they are a more involved procedure that involves removing tissues from other parts of your mouth to cover the exposed portions of your roots. However, we can make minuscule holes in the gums and add special collagen material. We then manipulate the tissues to cover the teeth and reshape the gum line in the process. This covers the exposed portions of the roots, and helps in the management of periodontal disease, so your smile stays whole and beautiful. We then recommend preventive care to help manage the periodontal concerns moving forward, so you enjoy better oral health.

If you have any questions about how we correct gum recession, or about managing the issue with advanced laser technology, then contact our team today to learn more.


Our team wants to help treat disease and also improve the overall health and beauty of your smile. Give us a call at our Fairport, NY office at 585.223.6040 to learn more.

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