What can I do about my receding gums?

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At Complete Implants and Sedation Dentistry Perth we can help you.

Receding gums? We can help.

Many of our Perth patients enquire about treatment for receding gums. This condition causes exposure of the roots of your teeth as your gums recede, and as your gum tissue becomes thinner. The causes of gum recession are:

  • Poor oral health and periodontal disease
  • Excessive brushing of your teeth and gums (or excessive flossing)
  • Teeth grinding
  • Genetic factors
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When receded gums start affecting the quality of your smile, it is important to know that at Complete Implants and Sedation Dentistry Perth, our dentists can help you with specific treatment to correct the effects of receded gums.

How can receded gums be restored?

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Whether your gums have just started receding, or have receded substantially and left your tooth roots exposed, our team at Complete can help you with gum graft procedures.  The treatment regenerates or alters the structure of the soft tissue so your gums cover the roots of your teeth, and give your smile a healthier appearance.

What are the types of gum grafting?

At Complete Implants in Subiaco (Perth) we offer a range of gum graft procedures:

  • Connective Tissue Graft: using tissue from below the palate
  • Alloderm Graft: using donor-based tissue to avoid a second incision.
  • Free Gingival Graft: using surface gum from the palate to replace missing gum tissue
  • Coronally Repositioned Flap: lifting a gum area and suturing it in a new position so it covers more of your teeth’s surface.
  • Vestibuloplasty: relieving muscle attachments on delicate areas to prevent recession.
  • Leukocyte and Platelet Rich Fibrin(L-PRF): using a substance produced from your own blood cells, to modify gum tissue defects.

More detail about the types of grafting can be found here.

Treatment for receded gums as part of your smile makeover

If, besides receded gums, you also have one or several missing teeth, then your dentist at Complete Implant and Sedation Dentistry will be able to provide you with other available treatments to improve your oral health, general function and the quality of your smile.  

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A smile makeover at Complete Implant and Sedation Dentistry Perth can focus on a number of aspects: receding gums and your gum line, replacing one or several teeth with dental implants or a bridge, re-shaping or re-grading teeth, as well as improving the position of your teeth. We will always start with an in-depth diagnoses of any underlying dental health problems, before we discuss potential treatments and make recommendations for your smile makeover.

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Sleep dentistry or IV Sedation Dentistry when treating receding gums

To make your gum grafting procedure more comfortable, you can choose to utilise IV Sedation Dentistry.  Our rooms in Subiaco (Perth) are purpose equipped with modern sedation monitoring systems and staff expertly trained to ensure a safe and comfortable grafting procedure. 

 Our team, led by Dr Misagh Habibi, has extensive expertise in gum and bone grafting, as well as more complex surgical procedures for dental implants and full mouth reconstructions.

It is important to address gum recession in its early stages as your oral health concerns may get worse if left untreated, leading to further deterioration. We recommend to book a consultation if you experience any concerns with your gums, particularly as the overall health of your gums impacts the condition and longevity of your teeth and your general health.

Be sure to take action with your dental concerns, receding gums do not have to look and feel unsightly - we are here to provide personalised treatment solutions and are committed to enhancing your oral health and bringing back a happy and confident smile!

Contact us here at Complete Implant and Sedation Dentistry Perth today.

For any surgical based procedure, please refer to our Disclaimer.

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