Receding Gums Treatment

Not all dental problems occur in the teeth. Much of a dentist’s job deals with the gums, muscles, and bone surrounding the teeth. One of the things we need to look for is the recession of the gums.

Gum recession has a number of different causes, from inadequate hygiene to severe periodontitis. Unfortunately, gum tissue doesn’t heal itself in quite the same way that other cells do. That is why Michelsen Dental has a number of excellent treatment options available to anyone who suffers from this condition.

Receding Gums Treatment

When gums begin to recede, come to our Orange, CA office for a thorough dental cleaning. With this cleaning, we are able to remove plaque and tartar, which is the leading cause of gum inflammation.

Once your teeth are clean, daily hygiene and regular dental checkups should prevent further gum disease, which, in turn, prevents more severe gum recession.

Treatment Options for Severe Recession

If gum recession has progressed too far, simple receding gums treatment will not be enough to resolve the situation. There are two primary options for the treatment of severely receding gums: gum grafts and the pinhole surgical technique.

Gum Grafts: This treatment is a gum surgery which actually takes tissue from elsewhere in the mouth and moves it to the affected area. The new graft will heal in place, where it will protect the roots of your teeth. This method of treatment is a time-tested and effective way to correct gum recession.

Pinhole Surgical Technique: This procedure is an innovative way to treat recession. Instead of grafts, it uses a set of highly specialized tools to shift your gum line back down to where it ought to be. While the Pinhole technique is relatively new in dentistry, it involves a much less intense form of gum surgery and has proven itself to be an excellent alternative to grafts.

Both of these treatments are administered by an experienced periodontal surgeon who works with our office.

Call Michelsen Dental

If you have experienced gum recession, don’t hesitate to talk to us about treatment. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about gum grafts, the pinhole surgical technique, or periodontal disease.

Very helpful and friendly staff. I love that they make your crown right there and you don't have to have a temporary tooth and wait for the permanent tooth.

Elliot Wagstaff

2018-09-07T12:03:10+00:00

Elliot Wagstaff

Very helpful and friendly staff. I love that they make your crown right there and you don't have to have a temporary tooth and wait for the permanent tooth.
Dr. Michaelsen is amazing! My daughter has Veneers on her front teeth. One cracked this week and she is leaving on a vacation for 2 weeks! Dr. Michaelsen and her staff went above and beyond to get her in and get the tooth fixed. Dr. Michaelsen did such a beautiful job fixing her tooth. You can’t even tell that there was ever a problem. She is such an amazing talented Dentist! And her staff is terrific too!

Amy Willett Leon

2018-09-07T12:04:51+00:00

Amy Willett Leon

Dr. Michaelsen is amazing! My daughter has Veneers on her front teeth. One cracked this week and she is leaving on a vacation for 2 weeks! Dr. Michaelsen and her staff went above and beyond to get her in and get the tooth fixed. Dr. Michaelsen did such a beautiful job fixing her tooth. You can’t even tell that there was ever a problem. She is such an amazing talented Dentist! And her staff is terrific too!
My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Michelsen. As she has recently taken over this practice, we have only had a few visits with her but right off the bat, she made us feel right at ease and very comfortable with both her skill as a dentist and also her personal attention to her patients. She takes the time to get to know you, which we like. Her office staff is always very warm and inviting and never fail to greet you with a smile. I have already referred a friend and hoping we have the opportunity to refer others!

Robin Rodina

2018-09-07T12:04:32+00:00

Robin Rodina

My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Michelsen. As she has recently taken over this practice, we have only had a few visits with her but right off the bat, she made us feel right at ease and very comfortable with both her skill as a dentist and also her personal attention to her patients. She takes the time to get to know you, which we like. Her office staff is always very warm and inviting and never fail to greet you with a smile. I have already referred a friend and hoping we have the opportunity to refer others!
Dr. Michelsen and her staff are amazing. We drive from Aliso Viejo because of the service we are provided. Thank you for taking great care of my family. We smile brighter because of you.

Alicia F.

2018-09-07T12:02:29+00:00

Alicia F.

Dr. Michelsen and her staff are amazing. We drive from Aliso Viejo because of the service we are provided. Thank you for taking great care of my family. We smile brighter because of you.
I've been procrastinating on going to the dentist for a few years because I was nervous of what I might need. But after visiting with Dr. Michelsen, I found that I was worried for no reason at all. She and her staff are kind, patient, and gentle! I'm smiling because, not only are my teeth nice and healthy again, I also got my smile brightened. It looks better than I thought possible...and makes me feel happy about myself again.

Jill Parkin

2018-09-07T12:02:02+00:00

Jill Parkin

I've been procrastinating on going to the dentist for a few years because I was nervous of what I might need. But after visiting with Dr. Michelsen, I found that I was worried for no reason at all. She and her staff are kind, patient, and gentle! I'm smiling because, not only are my teeth nice and healthy again, I also got my smile brightened. It looks better than I thought possible...and makes me feel happy about myself again.
Dr. Michelsen is a very professional, caring and considerate dentist which puts the dental health of her patients above all else. Her office will not try to upsell you on services that aren’t needed like other dental offices. Her office staff mirrors her professionalism and friendliness.

Marc Ellison

2018-09-07T12:01:40+00:00

Marc Ellison

Dr. Michelsen is a very professional, caring and considerate dentist which puts the dental health of her patients above all else. Her office will not try to upsell you on services that aren’t needed like other dental offices. Her office staff mirrors her professionalism and friendliness.
Dr. Michelsen is fantastic! She is not only a great dentist with up to date equipment, but she is very good to her patients! Glad she is here and my dentist!

Susan Olive Nuttall

2018-09-07T12:04:11+00:00

Susan Olive Nuttall

Dr. Michelsen is fantastic! She is not only a great dentist with up to date equipment, but she is very good to her patients! Glad she is here and my dentist!

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