Gum Recession Treatment - Bradenton, FL

Combatting Gum Recession and Protecting Your Smile

From Sensitivity to Stability

Gum recession, or receding gums, is a common dental condition marked by the gradual retreat of soft gum tissue from the tooth roots, often leading to the exposure of the tooth root itself. This exposure not only impacts the smile’s visual appearance but also poses functional challenges. With receding gums, tooth roots become vulnerable to damage and decay, heightening sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks.

Left untreated, gum recession can lead to oral health issues like gum disease, tooth loss, and even jawbone loss. At Eastman Craighead Periodontics, we specialize in advanced gum recession treatment, offering practical solutions to safeguard against further complications and preserve dental health.

Common Causes of Gum Recession

The Benefits of Timely Treatment

Regular check-ups for gum recession are essential to maintain optimal oral health. Detecting gum recession early allows prompt treatment, preventing complications such as tooth sensitivity, gum disease, and tooth loss. By addressing gum recession promptly, you can preserve the integrity of your gums, protect your teeth, and maintain a healthy smile.

Treatment options, ranging from non-surgical interventions like scaling and root planing to advanced surgical techniques like gum grafting or the Pinhole Surgical Technique, can effectively restore gum health and prevent the progression of gum recession. Overall, seeking treatment from our team for gum recession improves oral health and enhances overall well-being.

Select Gum Recession Treatments


Antibiotics may be recommended as part of the treatment plan when an infection is detected in the gums. These antibiotics can be administered topically through mouth rinses or gels containing medicated relief. Other medications may address the underlying issues contributing to gum recession. Effective management of infections is crucial in preventing further complications and promoting gum health.

Gum Grafting

Our team specializes in gum grafting procedures, which involve removing a small amount of healthy soft tissue from various sources. This tissue is then attached to areas where gum recession has occurred, restoring both the gums’ protective function and aesthetic appearance. We aim to enhance gum health and oral well-being by utilizing advanced techniques.

Pinhole® Surgical Technique

The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) offers a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum grafting procedures. Instead of making incisions, a small “pinhole” is created above the tooth, and special instruments are used to reposition the gum tissue. Collagen strips are then placed over each tooth to secure the tissues in a healthier position, followed by gentle suturing to aid in proper healing. This gum recession treatment technique provides a less invasive approach that improves gum health and aesthetics.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing, a non-surgical gum recession treatment, is typically the initial step in addressing gum recession due to gum disease. Bacterial plaque is meticulously removed from both above and below the gumline during scaling. Following scaling, root planing is performed to smooth the tooth surfaces, promoting healthy tissue reattachment and preventing future infections. This comprehensive procedure aims to halt the progression of gum disease and restore gum health.

Are You Struggling with Receding Gums?

Schedule your appointment with our team today!