With state-of-the-art oral surgery facilities and experienced resident periodontists under our roof, you receive the most advanced care for your gum receding treatment at Mouth Dental. We provide full oral care that corrects gum recession and treats underlying causes to ensure aesthetics, as well as gum health, are restored. From minimally-invasive dental bonding to safely-performed gum grafting, we offer multiple treatment options for gum recession based on individual conditions.
As a referral centre in East London for more than 50 local dental clinics, we are equipped with the most up-to-date technology and possess the expertise to treat all periodontic cases, from simple to complex. We use digital dentistry for high-accuracy diagnosis, analysis, and treatment plan mapping. The simulation of aesthetic changes helps patients visualise results and get insight into their treatment in advance.
We make sure each patient receives pre-treatment care and aftercare to make every smile transformation a clinical and personal success. Get specialist dental care throughout your treatment for complete and flawless results backed by proficiency, experience, and technology.
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Receding gums lower the gum line around teeth as the gums pull back from the teeth or wear away, exposing more of the tooth and the tooth’s root. When gum tissue pulls back from teeth, more tooth root gets exposed, forming dark triangles in between teeth due to interdental gum loss. These pockets or gaps between teeth and gum line collect bacteria leading to infection and decay. As supporting tissue and bone structure are further damaged, tooth loss occurs.
Gum recession isn’t just aesthetically displeasing but can also result in sensitive teeth due to exposed roots. Early treatment can stop the recession process and fix damages with deep cleaning and composite restoration.
Scaling and root planing is a periodontal deep cleaning method used as the first step in treating gum recession. During this treatment, plaque and tartar will be scraped off from the surface of the teeth and roots, scaling right down to the periodontal pocket. Then your dentist will plane or smooth out the rough surfaces of the tooth roots, helping your gums reattach to your teeth.
Composite bonding is used to cover the surface of the root with tooth-coloured resin. Composite restoration can also close the dark gaps formed between the teeth.
For more severe cases of gum tissue pulled back from teeth, your periodontist may use the minimally-invasive open flap scaling and root planing or open flap debridement (OFD). During this treatment, incisions are made on the affected gum tissue to fold it back. It gives better access to clean and smooth the roots. Then the gum tissue is snugly secured in place over the tooth root. It minimises or eliminates pocket depth, clinical attachment loss, and gingival recession.
Our gums do not naturally regenerate once they have receded. Surgical correction is necessary to repair extensive damage. Gum grafts or soft tissue grafts are a surgical procedure that removes healthy tissue from the roof of your mouth or surrounding gums to transplant onto gum receded area. Your orthodontist may also choose to use artificial grafts, such as Alloderm or Novomatrix. This process helps rebuild gum tissue.
There are three different types of gum-grafting;
Connective tissue grafts – it is perhaps the most common type of grafting to introduce new tissue to cover exposed tooth roots. The process takes tissue from underneath the top layer of the roof of your mouth by making a flap. The tissue is stitched onto the gums around the exposed roots. After the grafting, the palatal flap is stitched back down.
Free gingival grafts – this method also uses tissue from the roof of the mouth. However, instead of taking tissue from underneath the top layer of a flap, tissue is removed directly from the top layer. It is then attached to the affected gum area. Patients with thinner gums will benefit from the additional tissue that prevents further recession.
Pedicle (lateral) grafts – They are better suited to those who have lots of gum tissue around the exposed root. Tissue is grafted from the pulled back gum around or near the affected teeth. Only partial cuts are made, keeping one end of the tissue flap attached. The gum tissue is then pulled upwards, covering the exposed root, and sutured into place.
Our world-class periodontists are experienced and caring. We make sure your gum recession is treated using the most effective methods personalised for your condition. We use some of the most highly-effective bonding agents to treat mild to minor gum recession. Using innovative composite material, we are able to match the natural colour of your teeth as well as the natural colour of your gums. Composite bonding over exposed roots can restore your teeth and gums back to their original shape and form and resolve sensitivity issues.
We use ultrasonic cleaners and sophisticated equipment for scaling and root planing. Our high-tech surgical facilities enable us to perform surgical procedures for periodontal disease safely. Each treatment is recommended after a thorough examination and analysis of treatment options.
During your first consultation with a periodontist at our clinic, we will diagnose your gum condition using expert examination and X-rays. We will recommend treatment based on the extent of gum recession and the condition of your periodontitis. Minor recessions can be treated with deep cleaning and composite bonding.
Root covering with dental bonding can last up to 10 years, and gum grafts are for a lifetime. Whichever oral procedure you undergo for gum recession, proper maintenance and care are essential for them to last as long as possible. After your first deep cleaning, you will require maintenance visits every 3 months to ensure the treatment is a success. Regular hygiene sessions every 6 months and scaling and polishing every 12-24 months will help you maintain healthy gums.
Post-operative oral care is very important. Make sure you follow your doctor’s instructions and pay extra care to your dental hygiene regime.
At Mouth Dental, periodontal treatments vary depending on your condition and requirements. Special periodontal treatment per half mouth can cost £555, and surgical treatment can cost from £745 onwards.
We help you spread the cost of payment for expensive or long-term treatments at Mouth Dental with our ‘pay-as-you-go’ option and finance assistance. Pay-as-you-go allows you to pay for the treatment on the day of each appointment. We have set up 0% interest-free finance over 12 months and 9.9 % interest for up to five years with Chrysalis Finance. You can obtain more information on financing options by speaking to our customer service team.