Unfortunately, when you lose gum tissue to recession due to gum disease or vigorous brushing or teeth grinding, it cannot grow back.
However, if your gum recession is mild, it doesn't put your teeth at risk. Gum recession becomes a problem when it leads to root exposure, which can be painful and causes damage to your tooth.
You can stop gum recession with excellent oral hygiene using proper brushing techniques, and daily flossing to remove bacteria from in between your teeth. Routine visits to your Glendale, CA dentist every six months for teeth cleanings and checkups will also help you avoid gum recession.
If you grind your teeth at night (bruxism) while you sleep, it can also lead to gum recession. Your dentist may discuss making a night guard for you to wear while you're sleeping to protect your teeth from damage and your gums from the recession that bruxism causes.
Dr. Kim also offers a less invasive procedure to help manage gum recession called Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST). This innovative procedure allows him to promote new growth by spreading your gum tissue out more evenly.
If you are dealing with the discomfort of gum recession, contact your Glendale dentist today at (818) 242-3739 to learn more about how we can help you.