Allen Tunnel Technique in Seattle & Kent, WA
Exceptional Results in Gum Recession Care
Gum recession is a common oral condition affecting the appearance of your smile and health of your teeth. As Seattle’s premier periodontal specialists, Dr. Rapoport, and Dr. Zarrabi have amassed extensive knowledge and experience in restoring the gum line to proper levels. They have performed thousands of gum grafts for gum recession to deliver the health-saving results your smile needs.
Gum Recession Symptoms
In a healthy mouth, the gum tissue wraps snugly around each tooth evenly. But as gum recession progresses, the tissue starts to wear away. You will see spaces forming between your teeth and gum tissue, and some teeth may appear longer than normal.
Other symptoms of gum recession include:
- Discoloration near the gumline
- Loose teeth or teeth that appear to have shifted out of place
- Exposed tooth roots
- Bad breath
- Swollen, red gums
- A bad taste in the mouth
Common Causes of Gum Recession
There are a number of factors that can cause gum recession, including the following:
- Periodontal disease
- Overly aggressive or incorrect brushing or flossing
- Injury or trauma to the mouth
- Misaligned teeth
- Chronic tooth grinding
- Hormonal changes (such as those brought about by puberty, pregnancy or menopause)
No matter what has caused your gum recession, Dr. Rapoport, and Dr. Zarrabi will design a plan to treat it based on your oral health and the amount of recession you have. Our team is committed to doing whatever necessary to help you reclaim optimal oral health.
Treating Gum Recession
Gum recession must be addressed by a dentist or periodontist, or else the problem will continue to get worse. There are several safe and effective ways to treat gum recession at Pacific Northwest Periodontics.