Take the Right Steps to End Your Gum Recession
When a person has a receding gum line, he or she may feel discomfort, sensitivity, or pain at the site. In addition, the area may look discolored or otherwise unattractive. However, to effectively treat gum recession, it is important that you take the right steps for your oral health by visiting Dr. Paul Snisky and Dr. Stephen Stein in Scarsdale, NY.
Step #1: Determine the Cause of Gum Recession
Gums can recede due to many factors, including improper tooth brushing, inadequate dental hygiene, use of tobacco products, genetic makeup, hormonal imbalance, and more. Depending upon the diagnosis for your gum recession, you may be asked to make lifestyle changes.
Similarly, if your receding gums are part of progressive gum disease, Dr. Snisky and Dr. Stein will recommend measures to deal with your gum disease before proceeding with treatment to repair the gums tissues that have worn away or receded.
Step #2: Select a Treatment for Receding Gums
There are several types of recession treatments, including various types of gum grafts and the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™). Unlike gum grafts, PST™ is a revolutionary receding gums surgery that does not require incisions or sutures. Consequently, if you are a strong candidate for PST™, we will suggest it.
Step #3: Plan for Your Gum Recession Surgery
Whether you have Dr. Snisky and Dr. Stein perform PST™ or any other receding gums surgery, you will have to plan for your procedure. We will help you determine how much time you are likely to need for the procedure, as well as how long it should take you to heal.
Step #4: Undergo Your Receding Gums Surgery
You will arrive the day of the scheduled gum recession treatment, once we have decided together what will be best suited for your needs. If you require any medications post-surgery, we will provide you with a prescription.
Step #5: Take Preventive Measures to Ensure a Healthy Mouth
Finally, it is essential that you continue to protect your teeth and gums. Employ prevention measures like maintaining visits as recommended along with a proper home care regimen. For your consultation with Dr. Snisky and Dr. Stein in Scarsdale, NY, contact our office today.