Receding Gums

Receding Gums

Treating Gum Recession (Receding Gums) in Denver

What Is Gum Recession / Receding Gums?

Gum recession is due to the progressive loss of gum tissue. This loss of gum tissue can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

  • Inflammation of the gum line
  • Longer-looking teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Visible tooth roots

Gum Recession Causes

Gum recession can be by a myriad of reasons including medications, poor oral hygiene, and tobacco use. Common characteristics of gum disease include bad breath and bleeding gums. Pockets will begin to form along your gums due to bacterial infections. It’s important to note that receding gums are just one complication of early gum disease and if left untreated can become worse.

Treatment Options

To determine the best treatment plan Dr. Gurinsky looks at the underlying cause of the issue along with the patient’s history. By taking a personalized approach each patient will be given offered the treatments that will be the most effective for their situation. Below are the different treatment options available.

  • Chao Pinhole Technique™ – no incisions, sutures, or grafts are needed for this approach. We simply make a small hole in your gum tissue and gently loosen and expand the tissue until it covers the exposed root.
  • Gum grafting – is utilized to either thicken the existing gum tissue or cover an exposed root. Please read our page dedicated to gum grafting to learn more about this option
  • LANAP/Laser Periodontal Therapy – a great alternative to conventional surgery offering a higher success rate. Please read our page dedicated to Lanap/Laser Periodontal Therapy to learn more.
  • Umbilical Cord/Stem Cell Research – Dr. Gurinsky is involved with these studies of alternative procedures to treat periodontal disease.

Contact us to learn how Dr. Gurinsky can enhance, or save, your smile!

Our patients love us!

  • Dr Gurinsky is a wonderful person, he took the time to treat me with his laser when I was recuperating from chemotherapy and radiation induced mouth sores. He stated he had no billing protocol for that and just offered his help because he wanted to ease my discomfort. What a generous person.
    Dugald Macdonald
  • Great guy, very personable, and does fantastic work. Would highly recommend!
    Jerid Schumacher
  • He is amazing as well as all of his staff! I was very nervous for my procedure but it was extremely smooth and quick with zero pain. Recovery has been very easy and surprisingly not painful. I have had one follow-up appointment so far since my procedure a couple weeks ago and Dr. Gurinsky and his staff have been very attentive, ensuring everything is healing correctly, which it is! Would highly recommend to anyone needing a periodontist!
    Georgia Smith
  • Dr. Gurinsky personally called me to see how I was doing the day after my oral surgery. He and his whole staff are first class. He does amazing work and is communicative, personable, and very detail oriented. I can't say enough about the high level of care I received here. THANKS!
    Ted Conte