Dr. John Tan of the Xpress Dental Clinic focuses on the most effective yet safe treatments for these periodontal disorders. He points out the fact that dental treatments should always be focused on the cause and the severity of the gum recession to be able to treat these oral health issues successfully.
McAllen, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/11/2015 -- Maintaining optimal oral health is imperative as it is the window to one's overall health status. It's as important as the other systems of the body so it is really very essential that people maintain a good sense of oral hygiene.
Based on current researches, one of the most prevalent dental problems especially in the adult and geriatric age although it is also common in teens is periodontal diseases such as receding gums, infectious and inflammatory gum diseases, bleeding gums, etc. These problems basically root from poor oral hygiene and inability to access dental treatments; because most people in their adult and geriatric age have been neglected because of their incapacity for self-care because of age-related disabilities and impairments.
One of the most talked-about dental issues is the gingival recession which is also referred to as gum recession; this is characterized by a loss of gum tissues or gingival retraction. In gum recession, there is a lateral movement of the gingiva from the tooth exposing the roots and predisposes it to harbor pathogenic microorganisms, and ultimately causing severe inflammation and infection of the tissues if not treated immediately.
Dr. John Tan of the Xpress Dental Clinic focuses on the most effective yet safe treatments for these periodontal disorders. He points out the fact that dental treatments should always be focused on the cause and the severity of the gum recession to be able to treat these oral health issues successfully. If the cause is simply overactive tooth brushing, then recommending soft-bristled brushes is a good option; if plaque deposits are the main cause, then he would perform oral prophylaxis on the and if the cause is severe calculus or tartar formation, then more advanced non-surgical procedures should be performed such as scaling and tooth root planing to help in the gingival healing process. Malocclusions may also be one of the causes of gingival retraction and, therefore, bite adjustment, occlusal adjustments, and other corrective measures should be done.
One of the most recent developments in the treatment of gingival retraction or gum recession is through Periodontal Plastic Surgery. This is done by performing gingival grafting to cover the recession with a graft taken from the palate (roof of the mouth) or a more uncomplicated procedure of just repositioning adjacent gum tissues. This minor surgical procedure is done under local anesthesia. To save the patient from all the postoperative pain and discomfort especially from the graft site, there are preserved human allografts called the "acellular dermal matrix" that can be used as a graft. These allografts are accepted by the human system; they give patients natural-looking gum tissues which ultimately help in less painful and uncomplicated post-operative recovery.
Although gum recession may seem a simple oral problem, it should not be ignored because it could result in detrimental or fatal medical conditions. With all these available dental treatments, optimal oral health is possible.
About Xpress Dental Clinic
Dr. John Tan of the Xpress Dental Clinic is one of the best providers of the best dental services in Mc Allen TX offering the most innovative and modern treatments. Xpress Dental Clinic provides client-centered modalities of treatment for their superior comfort and satisfaction. Giving their patients the best smiles is their utmost priority and maintaining optimal oral health is their best approach.