Gum Therapy Treatment in Lee’s Sumit, MO & Shawnee, KS
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If you’re experiencing sore gums, tooth sensitivity, or notice your tooth is more exposed due to eroded gum tissue, then gum therapy treatment in Lee’s Summit, MO, and Shawnee, KS, may be the solution to your problem. Our expert dentists at Mill Creek Dental offer gum therapy treatment as an effective way to treat issues like gingivitis, periodontitis, and gum recession. We strive to provide you with the highest level of care and you can count on our dentist to answer all your questions and keep you informed throughout your treatment. After all, your comfort and health are our top priorities!
What Causes Gum Recession?
There are many causes for gum recession but it is most often caused by periodontal disease (gum infections), which destroys gum tissue and bone. Other causes include poor dental hygiene – not brushing and flossing regularly will cause a buildup of plaque, which leads to gum disease. In addition, factors like smoking, poor diet, piercings, aggressive tooth brushing, hormonal changes, teeth grinding, and family history can contribute to gum problems and cause more damage.
Some mouths are also prone to gum disease or deterioration due to certain ligaments being tighter, shorter, or looser than they should be in an ideal mouth. Regardless of good dental habits or optimal diet, certain mouths simply need routine gum treatment.
How Does Gum Recession Work?
If caught early, your gum recession can be managed by deep cleaning the affected area. Also known as tooth scaling or root planing, gum recession treatment cleans between your teeth and gums, down to the root to remove plaque and tartar below the gum line, making it more difficult for bacteria to build up. Once the buildup is gone, the gums can then heal and return to their normal, healthy state.
If your gum recession is more severe, we offer minimally invasive soft tissue grafting. Gum grafting, or gingival augmentation, is a procedure that is done to treat gum recession or to augment thin gingival tissue areas. Healthy and thick gum tissue is extremely important for teeth and for dental implants. Without healthy gum tissue, our teeth and implants are much more susceptible to bacteria, disease, infection, and loss of teeth or implants. If only a slight amount of recession is present, it may be adequate to simply change home hygiene habits to prevent the problem from worsening. However, the more severe the recession, the more difficult it is to graft gum tissue back to its proper location, so it is important to address this early. Remember, the issue is the tissue.
Schedule Your Appointment for Gum Therapy Treatment in Lee’s Summit, MO & Shawnee, KS
To experience our award-winning cosmetic and restorative dentistry, schedule your Complimentary Mill Creek Dental Smile Assessment today by calling 816-347-9933 to reach our Lee's Summit office or 913-322-6455 to reach our Shawnee office. You may also click here for our convenient online form. Your appointment includes:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Thorough Exam
- Digital 3D X-rays
- Custom Treatment Plan
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our treatments, our dental offices, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!
As one of the premier dental practices in Lee’s Summit, MO & Shawnee, KS, our doctors and team at Mill Creek Dental also provide 5-star dental care to patients from Independence, Blue Springs & Raymore, MO & Lenexa, Basehor, DeSoto & Bonner Springs, KS & the surrounding areas.