There are several ways of treating gum recession in Harrisonburg & Winchester, VA. Patients of Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute may benefit from one or more of the following treatments:
The following symptoms are signs of gum recession:
This is a procedure in which your Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute doctor will gently fold back the tissue affected by periodontal disease and remove any harmful bacteria, plaque, or calculus that has accumulated below the gum line. This may also be accomplished with laser gum surgery. Once the area has been thoroughly cleaned, your doctor will reattach the tissue to the surface of your teeth, thus reducing the pocket depths and preventing more debris from being trapped.
If bone or tissue has been destroyed by periodontal disease, these areas will probably need to be restored in order to become functional once more and prevent further damage. After plaque and bacteria have been removed from the periodontal pockets, your doctor will place a regenerative material to encourage regrowth of bone or tissue in that area. Once the material has been put in place, the gums can reattach to the teeth.
PST™ is a new, minimally invasive method of treating gum recession. A small opening is made in the gum tissue near the area in need of treatment. Special dental instruments work through this opening to move underlying tissue in place to restore the gum line to a healthier level.
A soft tissue graft involves taking tissue from inside the mouth and attaching it to the area affected by gum recession and periodontal disease. There are three different types of grafts:
To find out which type of treatment for gum recession in Harrisonburg & Winchester, VA is best for you, we will need to provide a periodontal evaluation. Contact Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute and schedule your consultation today!
Gateway Professional Center
Winchester, VA 22601
New Patients: 540-431-4395
Current Patients: 540-662-6400
Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
*Closed 1pm to 2pm for Lunch