At Boltchi Perio Implant Concepts, we are dedicated to taking care of your gums and soft tissues, which are a vital component of a healthy smile. Led by Dr. Farhad E. Boltchi, our skilled periodontist, we focus on treating any detrimental gum conditions, including gum recession. Gum recession occurs when the gum tissues that support your teeth pull away from your tooth or begin to wear away. Often, your gumline recedes, exposing more of the tooth and the tooth root, making your teeth appear unusually long. As your gums pull away, gaps or pockets can form between your tooth and your gumline. This area can quickly become filled with disease-causing bacteria, which, if left untreated, can eventually cause gum loss, tooth loss, and even bone loss.
We offer many different periodontal treatments to treat the recession of your gums. The most common is what is known as pocket depth reduction. Pocket depth reduction occurs as we lift your gum tissue in order to clean and sanitize the bacteria-filled pockets. Once all signs of disease have been removed, we will snugly place your gums back over your teeth, reducing the pocket size dramatically. If your gums are tender or if you have pain when eating, you may have gum recession in Arlington, Texas. We are here to help, and we invite you to contact our dental office today to schedule an appointment and start on the road to a healthier smile.