Importance of Receding Gums Treatment

Why Treat Receding Gums?

Receding gums treatment is important because it can fix periodontal disease.
Treating gum recession may not seem critical to your health, but your gums provide your teeth with a healthy barrier against disease and decay. Healthy gum tissue is also an integral part of a beautiful smile. If you have experienced gum recession, and loose teeth as a result, schedule a consultation for receding gums treatment in Fishers, IN with Dr. Dale Behner. Treatments for gum recession can deliver the following benefits:

  • Improve tooth sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Reduce the risk of developing loose teeth
  • Restore healthy gum tissue and the protection it provides your root surfaces
  • Return the beauty of your smile
  • Decrease the risk of root decay and damage

Importance of Treating Periodontal Disease Fishers, INreceding gums treatment for periodontal disease problems in Indianapolis Carmel and Fishers

The leading cause of receding gums is periodontal disease. Periodontal disease occurs when the bacteria that collect on your teeth and gums infect the gum tissue. The infection slowly damages your oral health, attacking the gum tissue and bone that support your teeth. Symptoms of this bacterial infection include bleeding and swollen gum tissue, bad breath, gum recession, loose teeth, and bone loss. If your gum recession and loose teeth are the result of gum disease, Dr. Behner will first address the source, treating your periodontal infection with effective therapies. He will then correct your gum loss using either gum grafting procedures or the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) at his Fishers office (just east of Carmel, IN).

When Should I Seek Treatment for Receding Gums?

Gum recession should be treated as soon as possible, as it leaves more of your tooth surface vulnerable to greater amounts of the bacteria that cause damage to oral structures. Recession exposes your tooth roots, leading to sensitive, shifting, or even loose teeth in extreme cases.

Schedule a Periodontal Disease Consultation in Fishers Today!

Early treatment of gum recession is crucial to preserve the appearance and function of your smile. To learn more about the importance of treating gum recession in Fishers, IN, or to get treatment for periodontal disease, contact Dr. Behner today. He and his team are eager to bring healthy gums to patients in the Indianapolis area, including Fishers and Carmel.


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    If you are searching for an Indianapolis dentist to provide cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, or dental implants, Dr. E. Dale Behner is here for you! Call today to schedule an appointment if you are in the area, including Fishers and Carmel. Dental Care Today PC - E. Dale Behner DDS
    9744 Lantern Rd
    Fishers, IN 46037
    Call: 317-842-2337317-842-2337
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