Treat Gum Recession in Midtown Manhattan
GUM RECESSION CAUSES
Many people with gum disease end up with receding gums because the gums become damaged. Your gums might start to wear away if you are using the wrong type of toothbrush or if you have a teeth grinding habit (bruxism).
For some people, gum recession can occur very slowly. It is most noticeable when you appear to have longer teeth since more of the tooth root is showing. If you notice any signs of gum recession, call us for an appointment right away! We can resolve the issue with a simple gum grafting procedure and protect your smile.
GUM RECESSION TREATMENT OPTIONS
Dr. Pack often treats gum recession with a gum grafting technique. He has extensive experience working with all types of patients and is dedicated to improving his patient’s smiles. Dr. Pack is an Assistant Attending Periodontist in the Department of Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital and is also a member of the American Academy of Periodontology. He can put together a comprehensive treatment plan to restore your smile after gum disease.
PREVENTING GUM RECESSION
Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is essential for keeping gum disease at bay and warding off gum recession. Making some changes in your daily habits can also help prevent receding gums. Avoiding chewing on pencils or ice will reduce the risk of gum damage. Some other things you can do to prevent gum recession:
- Avoid aggressive tooth brushing
- Use a soft bristle toothbrush
- Take care of poorly positioned teeth
- Break a teeth grinding habit
- Forgetting to wear a night guard while sleeping