Treatment for Gum Recession in Gurnee

Even with good at-home care, periodontitis (gum disease) and gingival recession (receding gums) can strike when you least expect them.

If you’ve started noticing a change in the health of your gums, Dr. Hosseini offers restorative treatment for mild to moderate gum disease.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Periodontitis, also known as gum disease, is caused by poor oral hygiene.

If you practice poor at-home care and skip regular cleanings at a dental office like Ariata Dental, you’re at an increased risk of developing gum disease.

This is due to a build-up of bacterial plaque on the surfaces of your teeth.

The bacteria in the plaque attacks your sensitive gum tissues and causes infections that can detract from your overall oral health.

Gum disease begins as gingivitis. Left untreated, gum disease can advance to severe periodontitis.

At this stage, the infections can result in the loss of gum tissue, jawbone tissue, and even your teeth.

What Are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?

While gum disease may occasionally present without symptoms, there are many common signs that you may be living with gum disease in Gurnee or the surrounding area.

These signs include:

  • Swollen, puffy, or tender gums
  • Gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing
  • Persistent bad breath (also known as halitosis)
  • Receding gum tissue
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • Pus between the gums and tooth roots
  • Toothache
  • Oral sores

How Do You Treat Gum Disease?

At Ariata Dental, we offer a full range of treatments to combat periodontitis and reverse its effects.

Depending on your treatment needs and the severity of your case, Dr. Hosseini may recommend one or more of the following services:

  • Scaling and root planing
  • Gingivectomy
  • Root surface debridement
  • Laser treatment
  • Pocket reduction
  • Ridge preservation
  • Regenerative procedures
  • Bone grafting