Dr. Todd Miller, DDS
Dr. Steven Bounds, DDS, MS
Receding gums, or those that appear diminished and cause teeth to look large or misshaped, can make the smile look unattractive and increase the chance of developing dental problems. Dr. Todd E. Miller and Dr. Steven J. Bounds provide a variety of modern gum surgery procedures to correct recession, including today’s most advanced receding gums treatment in the Santa Ana, CA region. Gum Surgery Techniques to Correct Receding Gums• The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) • Tissue grafting
Before choosing the appropriate gum surgery to correct recession, it is important to understand why it is happening. In some cases, gum recession can be addressed without surgical intervention.
Gum Disease and Damaged Teeth: Bacterial infections that go untreated for a long time can cause recession. Catching it early with periodontal treatment will stop the progression. If your teeth are crooked or damaged, they too could be placing stress on the gums and causing them to recede. A periodontal exam with Dr. Miller and Dr. Bounds will determine what is happening.
Lifestyle: Neglecting to brush and floss regularly or brushing the teeth too aggressively can impact the health of your gums. Adopting a better oral hygiene routine can prevent recession from worsening. Smoking and oral piercing can also be harmful to soft tissue.
Past Dental Treatment: Older treatments for periodontal disease (traditional surgery) can also be damaging to healthy gum tissue. To avoid gum recession, Dr. Miller and Dr. Bounds prefer laser gum surgery because it gently targets the disease without harming the rest of the gum line. Previous orthodontic treatment can also affect the gums.
Hormones and Genetics: Sometimes gum recession is a genetic issue or due to hormonal changes that women experience during pregnancy and menopause.
• The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) stops gum disease, the leading cause of gum recession and tooth loss, with minimal pain and no damage to healthy gum tissue. Traditional gum surgery with a scalpel can contribute to recession.
• Tissue grafting is a common gum surgery procedure that improves the gum line using soft tissue from another source. Multiple office visits may be required.
Dr. Miller and Dr. Bounds provide a variety of modern gum surgery procedures to correct recession, including today’s most advanced receding gums treatment in the Santa Ana, CA region. Call our office today.
Todd E. Miller, DDS
Steven J. Bounds, DDS
16100 Sand Canyon Ave, Ste 320
Irvine, CA 92618
Patients: (949) 857-1053
Fax: (949) 857-4611