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Gum Therapy And Recession Treatment in Round Rock, TX!

Once your gum tissue recedes and exposes the roots of your teeth, it will not grow back. You can prevent them from receding more by seeing your dentist regularly and practicing good oral hygiene. Without treatment, your gums will continue to recede, and you will require a type of surgery called gum grafting.

Symptoms

If you notice your teeth look longer than they used to, or you have visual evidence of your gums pulling away from your teeth, it’s time to see the dentist about receding gums. Healthy gums appear pink and the gum line is consistent around the edges of teeth. Receding gums look inflamed and irregular. Teeth can become sensitive to heat and cold.

Common Causes

Poor oral hygiene can lead to gum recession. So can brushing with a hard toothbrush or brushing aggressively. Pushing plaque off of teeth doesn’t take much effort, just proper technique.

If your teeth are poorly aligned, the abnormal joining of your teeth can cause pockets in your gums to get infected and lead to receding gums. Constant pressure on gums from grinding teeth can cause gums to recede, as can a traumatic injury to your teeth. Your risk is also higher if one or both of your parents had receding gums.

There are steps you can take to effectively treat receding gums, depending on the severity of the problem. Brush and floss as directed and visit your dentist regularly to diagnose and manage any problems early.

Treatments

If your dentist catches gum recession early, you may be able to address the issue at home. Your dentist will identify the cause and help you implement solutions like a mouth guard for teeth grinding or a new toothbrush for aggressive brushers.

If your gum recession has progressed, your dentist may recommend you visit a periodontist for an evaluation. A periodontist is a gum specialist who will diagnose the cause of your gum recession and then make a plan of action to address it. You’ll likely be directed to purchase a new toothbrush, and will receive special toothbrushing instruction. Periodontists often prescribe a special cleaning called a “scaling and root planing.” Follow all directions carefully to recover from the procedure and keep your gums healthy.

The periodontist and dentist will continue to work together to manage the progression of your gum disease and avoid further procedures. If your gums continue to recede, the periodontist may prescribe gum graft surgery as the only alternative treatment available.

Take Care Of Your Teeth

Your teeth are a window to the health status of the rest of your body. Your dentist is a valuable partner in keeping you healthy and is often the first medical professional to diagnose health issues from treating your teeth. Taking care of your oral health is very important.

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Stephanie Lara

Highly recommend this office in Round Rock. First and foremost, the facility is modern and extremely clean. The entire staff is friendly from the front desk to everyone in the back (including the manager). The woman who prepped me asked what music I preferred and quickly prepared me and put me at ease. She didn’t necessarily rush but she performed the X-rays gently and talked me through it all. I don’t have anxiety about the dentist but I always find it difficult to relax - that was not the case here. I was VERY pleased with Dr. H Nguyen. She is the first female dentist that I’ve encountered and it honestly made a difference. Dr. Nguyen was careful and thorough in her exam and patiently explained what she had found. The cleaning was so easy compared to other places. I definitely plan to continue coming here.

Joe

Awesome experience at Clearview Dental today! The front desk staff was friendly and accommodating. For my teeth cleaning, I got to work with Stephanie, she is very sweet and personable, and did a fantastic job. Afterward, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Yoon which was great, he kindly took the time to address all my concerns and explained everything very well. Best dental experience I've had by far and looking forward to the next one. Easy 5/5

An Nguyen

I had an amazing experience at Clearview Dental! The office is very clean and well-decorated. I was welcomed and assisted all way through my procedure by friendly staffs. Dr. Nguyen did my exam and cleaning, she explained thoroughly what treatments I need and gave candid advices regarding when each should be done. Plus, Dr. Nguyen and her assistant worked very gently on my teeth. Dr. Yoon is also friendly and personable. I’d definitely come back here in the future!

Ashley Gonzalez

Clearview Dental is hands down the best dental office I have ever been to! The entire staff is so friendly and helpful. Everything was thoroughly explained every step of the way. Everyone does a great job of making sure you are comfortable and informed. I highly recommend this office to anyone considering it!

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