Can I Fix a Receding Gum Line?

A receding gum line can impact both the aesthetic of your smile and your oral health.  A healthy gum line acts as a support system for the teeth and protects the root systems from becoming exposed. Gums stabilize the teeth and help prevent tooth loss.

Gum recession can compromise your smile and create secondary dental health issues. Sandy Springs, GA dentist Dr. Brenda Paulen offers comprehensive dental consultations to determine the underlying cause of gum recession to determine the best course of treatment. Dr. Paulen works with her patients to meet their budget, cosmetic and oral health goals.

What causes gums to recede?

There could be many factors that cause the gums to recede. Patients with gum disease are at a higher risk of having their gums recede due to inflammation. Gum disease-causing bacteria create deep periodontal pockets in the gums. The gums become swollen and gradually pull away from the teeth.

How can I recontour my gum line?

Gum contouring was once strictly a surgical procedure. With advancement in modern dentistry, Dr. Paulen can now help patients achieve their desired gumline without the need for sutures or long downtimes.  Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is an innovate gum contouring treatment that restores the gum line in just one visit to our Sandy Springs, GA dentist office.  Dr. Paulen is trained and certified in this unique, minimally invasive procedure that can address receding gums during a single visit- without surgery.

If periodontal disease is present, Dr. Paulen will treat the gum disease first prior to restoring the contour of the gumline. Patients may receive a scaling or root planing procedure or laser therapy to eradicate bacteria and begin the healing processes. Once the bacterial infection is under control, Dr. Paulen may combine periodontal therapy with gum contorting treatments.