Gum Recession

Due to factors such as not paying enough attention to oral and dental care, discomfort occurs in the gum tissue. Gum recession, which is one of these disorders, occurs when the gum tissue is pulled back from the tooth or tooth root. As people age, the likelihood of receding gum tissue increases. This disorder can also be seen in young individuals, depending on genetic and environmental factors. If the recession of gum tissue is not treated, the tissues and bones that support the teeth can be damaged. As a result, tooth loss may occur.

How Do We Diagnose Gum Recession?

Our specialized staff first examines to understand whether the individual has gingival recession (periodontitis). During this examination, the individual’s medical history is reviewed. Our dentist examines the level of plaque and tartar formation by controlling the patient’s mouth and easy bleeding.

Our dentist will want to measure the pocket depth of the groove between the teeth and gums in various parts of the mouth. For this, a dental probe will be placed next to the tooth and the measurement will be made. If measurements are found in areas with deep pocket depth, dental X-rays will be taken to check for bone loss.

After these processes, our dentist will grade the recession of the gum tissue depending on the severity of the disease, risk factors, the complexity of the treatment and the health of the applicant.

How Do We Treat Gum Recession?

Our dentist will deeply clean the affected area while treating mild gingival recession. During this cleaning process, our specialist dentist will carefully remove tartar and plaque formed on the teeth below the gingival line and the root surfaces. Our dentists will smooth the exposed root area to make it harder for bacteria to attach. If our dentist deems it necessary, he can prescribe antibiotics to save the patient from the remaining harmful bacteria.

A recession of the patient’s gum tissue may have caused excessive bone loss and the formation of very deep pockets. In such a case, deep cleaning will not be sufficient as a treatment. Our expert staff can perform gingival surgery to remove such damage that causes the gingival tissue to recede.

You can contact us to reduce or prevent the recession of gingival tissue. You can be sure that we will give you the best service with our expert staff and advanced technology equipment. We recommend that you do regular dental scaling and remove the plaque accumulated on your teeth to avoid the discomfort of gingival recession.