Gum Recession and Sensitive Teeth

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Don’t Let Receding Gums Keep You From Your Best Smile!

There’s no denying how impactful having a beautiful, bright smile can be and its influence on your overall self-confidence and image. However, if you are experiencing receding gums, then your smile may not be at its best and you may be experiencing increased tooth sensitivity.

As people around the world know, sensitive teeth can make life a nightmare.  Sensitive teeth come with pain and discomfort that can make eating or drinking your favorite foods a painful experience. Although you may suffer from sensitive teeth, you don’t have to worry – there is a solution!

How Does Gum Recession Cause Sensitive Teeth?

Normally, this condition presents tooth pain after drinking cold liquid or eating hot or cold foods.  If the pain becomes abnormally strong, you should immediately see a dentist, as the nerve of your tooth could be exposed. Normally, sensitive teeth start when the gums begin to pull away from the teeth. 

When the gums recede and pull away, the roots have no protection, and therefore they will be exposed. This places your oral health at substantial risk as the tooth becomes more susceptible to damage and decay due to bacterial infection or periodontal (gum) disease.

Gum disease, if left untreated, can lead to significant health related issues, including systemic disease such as diabetes, stroke, and even heart disease. Treating your gum recession is important. You should be comfortable and confident in your smile, without pain, sensitivity, or cosmetic embarrassment.

The exposed root tips contain small tubules that lead directly to the nerves of the teeth.  Whenever pressure, hot, or cold elements travel down the tubules, it triggers the nerves and causes pain.  Those who don’t have sensitive teeth will have their gums covering the tubules, which prevents pain from occurring.

Dealing With Your Gum Recession!

Although you may have sensitive teeth now, there are ways you can help to improve your gums and your teeth.  There are several toothpastes on the market that contain potassium nitrate, which helps to reduce pain and discomfort associated with sensitivity. 

Mouthwash can also help tooth sensitivity, providing it contains fluoride. You can always ask a dentist which mouthwash he recommends, as there are several to choose from.  Mouthwash will leave you with a clean feeling and get your mouth and teeth completely clean – killing millions of bacteria.

In the event using specific toothpastes and fluoride mouthwash doesn’t help, you should ask a dentist about other options available to you.  A dentist will know what should help you, so you don’t hesitate to ask. 

Are You Seeking Professional Help?

Does painful tooth sensitivity keep you from enjoying your favorite foods and drinks? Many people suffer with sensitive teeth, and gum recession is frequently the cause.

As stated, a receding gum line is often caused by conditions like gum disease and teeth grinding, among others. Along with sensitive teeth, gum recession causes cosmetic changes to your smile. Teeth appear longer and more yellow or you may notice dark triangular spacing between teeth. No matter the cause, you can keep gum recession from interfering with your quality of life and stop preventing you from obtaining your best smile ever.

Dr. Alexander Volchonok offers the advanced, minimally invasive gum recession treatment you need for a healthy, confident smile. Dr Volchonok and our talented team have the expertise, passion, and dedication to provide you with highly effect, long-lasting smile restoration procedures that will reveal a new beautiful smile and allow you to achieve your best smile yet!

As a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Volchonok is committed to delivering the highest standard of care to our patients. Our techniques for treating your gum recession are extremely effective. We perform our trusted procedures in the most minimally invasive way possible. Our gum recession treatment options include proven Pinhole Surgical techniques and the minimally invasive Pinhole Gum Lift Procedure. Both of these treatments return the gum line to a healthier level and restore cosmetic appeal to your smile.

We execute these minimally invasive gum recession treatment procedures using state of the art dental technology that offers you convenience, comfort, and curated care.

These technologies include:

  • Laser Periodontal Surgery
  • 3D Cone Beam Imaging
  • Guided Implant Surgery
  • Digital Smile Design®
  • Syringe-free Wand® anesthesia
  • Plasma Rich Growth Factors

With the usage of such advanced technology, we are able to capture individualized, precise imaging of your mouth which can be used as a foundation for your personalized treatment plan. We are also able to offer a pain-free experience and techniques that improves precision and speeds up your healing time.

Don’t Wait To Get Treatment!

Increased tooth sensitivity caused by receding gums can make a huge impact on the quality of your daily life. With advanced technology, experience, and superior techniques offered by Dr. Alexander Volchonok, DMD, MS in our offices by New York, NY and Greenwich, CT, there is no need to continue allowing any discomfort to continue or to let receding gums keep you from your best smile.

Call Dr. Volchonok today to be free of receding gums and get started on a path to a new smile!

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