Expert Gum Recession Treatment
in Chicago and Orland Park
Do you have receding gums?
Receding gums can age a smile, making you look prematurely old. They 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 knows expert procedure to handle the gums and 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
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.