Gum Recession

How Does Gum Recession Occur?

Gums, which complement the aesthetics and function of teeth, can recede as a result of damage caused by accumulated plaque and bacteria or incorrect brushing habits, exposing the root surfaces of teeth. Gum recession can make teeth appear elongated.

How Is Gum Recession Treated?

The treatment of gum recession, which can evolve into a stealthy disease masked by plaque and calculus on the tooth and root surfaces, begins with the removal of these plaque and calculus deposits using ultrasonics and hand instruments. Subsequently, if necessary, surgical grafting of appropriate gum tissue areas within the mouth is performed. It is crucial for both the patient and the dentist to maintain cooperation after treatment. As the dentist motivates the patient for oral hygiene care, and the patient informs the dentist through regular check-ups, successful treatment of gum recession can be achieved in a short time.