Gum Recession Treatment
in Chicago and Orland Park
If you suspect you have receding gums, of if you suffer from inflamed and irritated tissue around the teeth, or sensitivity near the tooth root, contact our clinic for an appointment and treatment.
Do You Have Receding Gums?
Receding gums, also known as gingival recession, can age a smile, making you look prematurely old. Untreated gum recession can also cause root sensitivity and expose your teeth to decay and in severe cases, it can lead to tooth loss. They are most commonly caused by teeth grinding, overly aggressive brushing or flossing, severe gum disease, teeth that are out of alignment or genetic factors.
While many people think that nothing can be done about gums that have already receded, this is not the case. As a board-certified Periodontist, Dr. Cummings is an expert in the treatment of receding gums, and the affected tissue surrounding your teeth. Gum recession can be treated effectively and permanently, restoring root coverage and enhancing a person’s smile.
Using minimally invasive gum recession procedures, Dr. Cummings offers solutions that restore a healthy, youthful look.
Benefits of Gum Recession Treatment
There are multiple reasons to receive treatments for gum recession. In addition to improved aesthetics, having gums that properly cover the roots of your teeth is very important for your dental health. The roots of your teeth are softer and more sensitive to damage and decay than your harder, more durable tooth enamel. Proper root coverage not only protects your roots but provides needed structural support for your teeth as well.