If your teeth appear longer than normal or if you are having sensitivity to temperature when you eat, it may be that your gums have recessed and exposed the roots of your teeth. It’s important to seek treatment for these symptoms, since recession can cause immediate aesthetic concerns as well as long-term damage to your smile.
Dr. David Anson provides gum recession surgery to patients in Beverly Hills to preserve and improve the appearance of their teeth. A leader in the field of periodontology, Dr. Anson attends and presents at professional conferences throughout the world and contributes to the development of advanced techniques. As a result, he is continually able to offer patients effective care based on best practices in periodontics.
Why Patients Have Gum Recession Surgery
Several factors can lead to gum recession, such as an improper bite, orthodontics, and clenching or grinding teeth. For the majority of the patients who visit Dr. Anson’s Beverly Hills practice, however, the cause is improper brushing technique.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Anson will take steps to identify these factors, including:
- Carefully evaluating your teeth and gums.
- Talking with you about the symptoms you have been experiencing.
- Learning about your brushing techniques and habits.
One of the reasons that dentists and patients recommend Dr. Anson is that he follows a conservative approach to care. He may delay gum recession surgery in favor of addressing possible causes of recession first and monitoring the area for improvement. In some cases, recession can resolve on its own. When it doesn’t improve or is too severe, surgery may be the appropriate option.
Your Experience with Gum Recession Surgery
The most common procedures to correct gum recession are tissue grafting and tissue sculpting. Dr. Anson has also helped develop a new approach that conserves more tissue, speeds the healing process, and provides a more aesthetic result. As part of your consultation, Dr. Anson will recommend a treatment plan based on your needs.
A few of the things Dr. Anson and the team do to enhance patient comfort during gum recession surgery in our office in Beverly Hills, include:
- We can provide wrap-around glasses, stereo headphones, and a variety of music and movies to serve as a pleasant distraction.
- Anson and our team will follow a phased approach to local anesthetic. This numbs the area in a more comfortable way.
- Anson will use smaller instruments and less invasive techniques to give you a faster recovery.
After gum recession surgery, patients in Beverly Hills will go home with post-procedure medication. This helps those in our care stay comfortable following treatment.
Expect to return for follow-up visits with Dr. Anson so that he can check on your progress and answer any questions you have. You will find that he and our staff are accessible, informative, and supportive at every stage of your experience.
Once your gum recession surgery has corrected the exposed tooth root, you may also benefit from other measures that address the source of the problem. Our team may recommend a different approach to brushing and flossing as well as visits to your general dentist or orthodontist to prevent recession in the future
If your teeth appear abnormally long or you are having tooth sensitivity, you may benefit from gum recession surgery. Call our office in Beverly Hills at (310) 657-0999 to learn more.