By: Dr. Christopher Lim
Posted on: August 9, 2019
Gum recession can occur for a variety of reasons. It may be due to periodontal disease. Other times, it can develop because of genetics. This condition can cause patients to experience sensitive teeth, exposing too much of the tooth. It can also increase the risk for developing decay on the roots. Some patients who come to Hillside Dental are interested in learning ways of treating gum recession. For many, this involves gum grafting.
Gum grafting is the placement of gum tissue into the area in which it is needed. Dr. Christopher Lim and the team at Hillside Dental may recommend gum grafting for those who are suffering from gum recession. His practice can provide this service in-office. It is done with the use of local anesthetics to ensure comfort. Healing may require several days, but patients will be able to achieve the desired look to their smile while also protecting the tooth roots from undesirable damage. Patients can speak to their dentist about what to expect before, during, and after gum recession treatments. Our team educates patients on how gum recession treatment with gum grafting can dramatically improve their oral health and wellness while enhancing the appearance of their smiles.
Treating gum recession should be done as soon as possible to greatly reduce the risks of developing cavities while also addressing sensitivity that some patients may experience because of the exposure of the tooth roots. Patients should discuss the possibilities of treatment available to them through Hillside Dental by booking a consultation appointment and evaluation with Dr. Christopher Lim of Las Vegas. He can walk patients through the process of treating gum recession and help them decide if it is right for them. His office staff also works closely with dental insurance companies and can provide patients with the information they need regarding reimbursement for necessary dental procedures through Hillside Dental.