Periodontist in Lenox Hill
If you want to improve the look of your teeth with gum surgery, you should visit us at Mitchell Bloom. Our periodontist in Lenox Hill
, Dr. Mitchell Bloom, can provide you with treatment for gum recession which will greatly improve the look of your smile if you suffer with receding gums.
Patients who come to see our periodontist in Lenox Hill sometimes come to our periodontal practice because they want to make their front teeth, and their smile, look better. Millions of Americans are actually affected by gum recession. Gum recession can be caused by several different problems including toothbrush abrasion, periodontal disease, or even by general aging. If you brush your teeth with a toothbrush that is too hard, brush your teeth with too strong a force, or even brush your teeth too often, you may be causing toothbrush abrasion. So, sometimes when patients think they are actually helping to improve their oral health they are actually negatively affecting their gums. When gingival recession, also referred to as gum recession, occurs, teeth begin to look longer. The root surface of the tooth is also exposed and the teeth will generally become more sensitive in the exposed areas. These gum problems can be fixed through the use of gingival grafting. At our periodontal practice, our periodontist can actually move the gums to a position where they actually cover more of the tooth structure. This will help to protect the tooth roots as well as improve the look of your teeth. Gum grafts can be either from the same patient, or a synthetic graft can be used to cover tooth surfaces. This procedure will greatly improve the aesthetic look of your smile as well as take care of any tooth sensitivity you may be experiencing due to receded gums.
For an appointment to see our periodontist in Lenox Hill
regarding treatment for gum recession, contact us today.
By Mitchell J. Bloom, DMD, PC
January 9, 2017