Gum Recession Correction

What Is Gum Recession and What Causes It?

Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue surrounding the teeth retracts and exposes the roots. This can make teeth look abnormally long and cause you to appear older. Receded gums also make your teeth more sensitive and prone to damage. This risk comes about because the roots have less protection and are softer than tooth enamel.

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There are several potential causes of gum recession. Among the most common are:

Genetics
Teeth grinding
Severe gum disease
Misaligned teeth
Trauma to teeth
Aggressive dental hygiene, including brushing or flossing

Jones & Copeland Smiles is here to help. We can offer you first-class dental treatment to correct receding gums. Our processes are minimally invasive. They are less painful than other techniques and produce natural-looking results. If you're looking for gum recession surgery, schedule an appointment with Jones & Copeland Smiles today. We would be happy to provide you with more information and book you in for a consultation.

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  • Call (770) 467-3639 to schedule your initial consultation, advanced imaging and solution workup.

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How Does Gum Recession Treatment Work?

Treatment for receding gums can vary, depending on the type of gum graft procedure performed. All treatments do, however, follow the same basic process.

Whether performing the Pinhole Surgical Technqiue, micro-surgical gum grafts, or converntial gum grafting, all areas are typically grafted during a single appointment. For patients who are anxious about the idea of grafting, sedation options are available so we can keep you comfortable. At your consultation, we will discuss and determine the method and materials best suited for your situation, as well as discuss any concerns.

After gum recession correction procedures, most patients only need over-the-counter medication for pain. Pain relief is generally only necessary for two to three days. Most patients return to work the next day with minimal discomfort. We are committed to patient well-being and ensuring that you get the desired results.

After the procedure, we will schedule you for follow-up appointments over the course of three to six months. If you have been suffering from receding gums, read more below to get started!

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Our Gum Graft Solutions

In our consultation, we will discuss the best options for your gum graft. Our main options include:

Pinhole Surgical Technique. The Pinhole Surgical Technique may be a treatment option for those with gingival recession, offering a minimally invasive alternative to more traditional gum recession procedures that involve grafting or sutures. The primary advantage of the Pinhole Surgical Technique is that multiple teeth can be treated in one sitting, without incisions, sutures, or multiple surgeries!  It makes for a less painful recovery and is a faster procedure than grafting.

Micro Surgical Techniques. This method of gum recession correction allows for minimal incisions and sutures. In addition, newer synthetic collagen materials may allow for patients to avoid having tissue harvested from the roof of the mouth and sutures all together. The benefit of this technique is that the wound heals very quickly - usually within two days. You'll only need over-the-counter pain relief.

Traditional Gum Grafting. With this method, we use connective tissue from the roof of the patient's mouth for the gum graft. A small incision is used to harvest the tissue. Connective tissue gum grafts are extremely predictable and allow for improvement in even the most difficult recession cases. 

Gum Recession Treatment by a Leading Professional

Dr. Eric Jones is a well-established dentistry professional. He has experience in the latest techniques for gum recession surgery. His commitment to ongoing education includes a wide range of postgraduate education courses every year. For gum recession treatment, his office offers:

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Micro-Surgical Treatment. Dr. Jones and his team provide fast, minimally-invasive surgery to fix receding gums. In our office, we use illuminated microscopes. Micro-surgery uses much smaller instruments than traditional surgery.  Smaller instruments mean smaller incisions and less discomfort after treatment. Instead of cutting into the gum, our dentist creates a small tunnel in the neck of the tooth in which to insert the gum graft.

Pinhole Technique. Dr. Jones has training in the latest treatments for gum recession. Instead of removing and replacing gum tissue, this procedure involves moving tissue over exposed roots through tiny pinholes. Collagen then helps to stabilize the gums.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Jones & Copeland Smiles, call or click below to get in touch today! Our committed team can book you straight away for gum recession treatment.

Schedule an Appointment Today for Gum Recession Treatment

At Jones & Copeland Smiles, we are committed to first-class dental surgery with lasting effects. All of our gum recession surgeries are performed by highly trained professionals. Every procedure we perform is as minimally invasive as possible.

Do you need a gum recession correction? Schedule an appointment with Jones & Copeland Smiles. Restore your smile and give your teeth the protection they need!

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  • Call (770) 467-3639 to schedule your initial consultation, advanced imaging, and solution workup.

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  • Email us your questions here OR use our Online Scheduling to set up your in-office consult!