One cannot overstate how important of a role your smile plays in how you look. The interesting thing about the human smile is that it looks nice because of many different little factors that all work together. If something happens to just one of these little factors, your smile can go from attractive to unattractive. For example, a receding gum line can not only make your smile look off, but it can also signify underlying health conditions. Thankfully, gum rejuvenation at the office of Dr. Wendy Willoughby DDS is a process that you can use to deal with this issue.
Have you ever seen someone with a receding gum line? Would you say that they look healthy? Probably not. Why not? Well, it doesn’t look healthy because a receding gum line is not healthy. If you have a receding gum line, this is an indication that something is wrong with your dental health. In fact, a receding gum line often means that you’re dealing with gum disease.
Now, if you’re looking at yourself in the mirror, wondering if you have gum disease and feeling nervous about the situation, don’t. It’s estimated that half of Americans have some stage of gum disease. The thing about this condition is that it tends to develop very slowly. You may have been battling with gum disease for a long time and not even noticed it. However, once it reaches the point where it’s clear that you have a receding gum line, you need help. You need some form of professional intervention and gum rejuvenation.
Many people have turned to Dr. Wendy Willoughby DDS. Her career has been built on her ability to successfully treat gum disease as well as reverse the negative effects of a receding gum line with a process known as gum rejuvenation.
If you are like most people, you’ve heard of gum disease but may not know what it is. Basically, gum disease means that there’s an infection in your gums. The infection happens because plaque continues to build up over your teeth. This is what happens when there’s food left behind on your teeth after eating a meal. If you don’t address this issue, the problem is going to go from bad to worse.
Gum disease works very slowly and does not come with many symptoms at first, so if you’re like most people, you’ll have no idea that you have it. This underscores the importance of regularly visiting our dentist and having your teeth cleaned on a regular basis.
In times past, the only option that you had for addressing your gum disease was to get some form of gum graft. This was a painful procedure that did not always have the best results. Now there is the Chao Pinhole® gum rejuvenation technique, which can restore your gum tissue without any cutting and minimal downtime. Instead of grafting new tissue, the procedure simply extends your existing gum tissues.
If you are battling with a receding gum line, don’t wait another minute. Contact Dr. Wendy Willoughby DDS and her team in Asheville to get the help you need with gum rejuvenation.