This treatment involves a wide variety of techniques. The preferred technique depends on the cause of the specific illness. Success of the treatment is mainly increased by factors such as correctly determining the cause of gingival recession and the right treatment approach.
For example, treatment of gingival recession that occurs after a faulty restoration requires the correction of the latter before proceeding to gingival treatment for which the correct technique should be applied. Another example would be to start treatment only after wrong or aggressive brushing techniques as well as the frequency of brushing that result in gum recession are corrected and it is made sure that the gums are biologically healthy. Addressing the type of gingival recession is important in terms of implementing the correct treatment plan. It is identified whether the case is a chronic or aggressive recession and whether there is a local or diffuse recession. The next step is to check for the presence of adherent gums.
In the absence of adherent gingiva, treatment is performed by free gingiva graft surgery using a graft from the palate, thus increasing the amount of adherent gums.
Gum phenotype (phenotype, phenotype or external structure, the reflection of the characteristics created by genetic and environmental factors on the external appearance of living organisms) is also important in gingival recession. Shallowness and size of the recession may vary depending on the gingival thickness.
Tooth wearing out or pulled away from the gum line is also among the causes of gingival recession. In such cases, treatment procedures combined with orthodontic treatment are available as an option. Consequently, the first step of gingival treatment is to determine the condition that causes gingival recession. The next step is to stop gum disease.
If the gingival disease becomes stable, surgical operations can be used to recover the tissues which would otherwise be recovered using gum grafts. In cases of inflammatory gingival recessions, root leveling procedure also known as open or closed curettage is implemented depending on the depth of recession after tartar removal. Since gum recessions usually involve oral and dental health care, gum problems are caused by brushing and other methods of oral care not corrected after treatment. Please note that you should pay routine visits to your dental clinic in order to ensure correct oral and dental care and regular tartar removal.