Receding Gum Treatment
When the gums begin to recede away from the teeth, it can be an early sign of gum disease. This usually occurs when the gum tissue becomes irritated and inflamed due to tartar buildup and bacteria that cause periodontal issues. Treating receding gums can help restore gum health and close the pockets around teeth where bacteria can hide. As part of our general dentistry services at Curtis Family Dentistry, we offer periodontal treatment to stop the progression of gum disease to protect your oral health. To treat receding gums, deep cleanings are needed to remove any plaque and tartar to allow the gums to heal. Medication can be used to stop infection in the gum tissue, helping fight the progression of gingivitis. Our dental hygienist can create a treatment plan that will address your level of periodontal disease. When caught and treated in the early stages, gum disease and receding gums can be reversed to protect your smile.