Your smile is such an important part of the way that you look. There are so many little aspects that work together in order to give you an attractive smile. If one of these things is off, your smile won’t look as good as it should. For example, if you’re dealing with a receding gum line, your teeth can end up looking too big. Fortunately, this problem can be resolved with gum rejuvenation.
A receding gum line does not look healthy. This is because a receding gum line is not healthy. It is a symptom of gum disease. This is a lot more common than people think. In fact, it is estimated that gum disease affects 50 percent of American adults. It takes time for gum disease to reach the point where you see the receding gum line, but once it reaches that point, it’s very difficult to manage gum disease without some form of professional intervention. This is why Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS also specializes in treating gum disease and reversing the effects of a receding gum line with gum rejuvenation.
A lot of people have heard of gum disease, but most people don’t really know what it is. You may have heard it referred to as periodontal disease. Basically, this is an infection in your gums. The infection happens because plaque builds up over time. Most people naturally have plaque on their teeth. It’s part of the process that the bacteria on your teeth go through as they eat the excess food left behind. But if you don’t take care of the plaque, it’s going to get really bad.
Since gum disease isn’t immediately noticeable, most people do not even know that they have it until it’s too late. So, what Dr. Wendy Willoughby recommends is that your teeth get checked and cleaned frequently.
But let’s say for the sake of argument that it’s been some time since you came in to visit the dentist. You’re noticing that your gums are swollen and bleeding all the time, you always have a bad taste in your mouth, you constantly have bad breath and your permanent teeth are becoming loose. All of these symptoms are red flags that you are experiencing gum disease. At its earliest stage, gum disease is referred to as gingivitis and all our team will likely need to do is give you a professional cleaning. You will, of course, need to follow this up with brushing and flossing.
When your gum disease gets the point that your gums start to recede, you will need to have treatment for gum recession. In the past, your only option was a procedure that required gum grafting. Now using the Chao Pinhole® gum rejuvenation technique, your gum recession can be treated without even needing to make incisions. This simple technique is all that is needed to extend your gum tissue. There is no cutting and no introduction of new tissue.
This gum rejuvenation procedure comes with many benefits, including very little downtime. If you are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease, you can find relief with the professional gum rejuvenation techniques employed at the office of Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS. Contact our office in Asheville today to schedule your consultation.