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Elena Katz, D.M.D., MsCD  Nova SE University School of Dentistry. Prosthodontics  F.A.C.D.  Residency at Beth Israel Hospital, Newark, NJ, Fellow-World Clinical Laser Institute. Over 30 years expirience. America's Top Dentists 2008-2016.

Diplomate the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
   


At the dental practice of Dr. Elena Katz, we believe communication is the key to successful treatment. Starting with your initial visit, Dr. Katz will take the time to talk with you about your previous dental experiences and about your expectations for your future dental care. Throughout your treatments, Doctor and her staff will work with you to ensure that you understand your options and that you are ultimately satisfied with the way that your mouth looks and feels.

Treatment of Gum Recession

Treatment Of Gum Recession

Receding gums may be caused by gum disease, imbalanced occlusion (the way the teeth fit together when you bite down), or trauma.

Accumulation of plaque at the gum line and poor oral hygiene can lead to receding gums. Bacteria on the plaque release toxic substances that can cause destruction of gum tissue.

When occlusion (the way teeth come together) is imbalanced, excessive forces placed on the teeth cause trauma to the bone and gums. Gum recession exposes the roots, causing the teeth to become sensitive to hot, cold, sweet, and salty substances. Excessive pressure resulting from grinding or clenching teeth may cause the gums to recede.

Receding gums may occur when teeth are crooked or fillings and crowns are placed without properly balancing the bite. In both of these cases, the teeth do not come together properly, and increased forces are placed on certain parts of the teeth. Initially, the gums and bone adjust to excessive forces. However, if the forces continue, bone destruction may result.

 

Symptoms of Receding Gums

Because the teeth and supporting structures have the ability to adapt, one may not realize that the gun recession is occurring until sensitivity is noticed or one detects changes around the teeth.

 

 

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