#gum recession

Gum recession, cervical root sensitivity

Gum recession is a common problem. It doesn't cause any sensitivity at the early stage but becomes very uncomfortable as it gets worse. Gum recession can be the result of incorrect brushing technique, grinding or periodontal disease.

Apart from causing sensitivity gum recession also affects the aesthetics of the smile. The root surface of the teeth becomes noticeable and cleaning of the cervical cavity (the gap between the receded gum and root surface) can also cause difficulties. If the recession is related to periodontal disease tooth loss is also a possible side effect in the long term.

The treatment of recession can help prevent further problems and can stabilize the state of the gums. Periodontal disease is the irreversible condition of the gums and can only be maintained by adequate oral hygiene and with the help of a parodontologist specialist and dental surgeon.


What are the causes of gum recession?

  • due to orthodontic treatment with too much force. This is why we only recommend self-ligating, light-force braces
  • incorrect brushing technique (scrubbing and brushing with too much force) It is important to ask for the help and advice of our dental hygienists so you can learn the right technique.
  • periodontal disease (due to smoking, grinding, and poor oral hygiene and it can also be inherited)
  • grinding, clenching

How can we treat gum recession?

If the problem is periodontal related parodontist specialist help is needed to prevent tooth loss and bone shrinking.

The treatment involves subgingival debridement (deep cleaning/root planing) that can be carried out either by traditional equipment or modern laser treatments.

Our laser treatments do not involve the removal of previous fillings and an anesthetic injection is also required in some cases.

The different advantages of laser dental treatments are experienced to different extents in different stages of the treatment. We aim to provide treatments without any pain in a calm environment.

Once the gums are stabilized and not inflamed anymore we will concentrate on the aesthetics. The lost gum tissues will be replaced either by a laterally moved coronally advanced flap or tunnel technique.

In the case of the tunnel technique, the creation of a flap is not necessary therefore it is a more favorable procedure.

After the oral surgery procedure, the receded gum is positioned back and the cervical root surface is protected properly. The healing process takes a couple of weeks only and the gums will be healthy, aesthetic and functionally sufficient again.


We are looking forward to seeing you at our practice!

If you have noticed you have gum recession and you would like to prevent further problems such as sensitivity and discomfort please do not hesitate to ask for the help of our dental surgeons and parodontist specialists.

Our team's experienced, prepared, caring and always kind members are always happy to help you with the best of their competence, care and attention. Sign up online for a dental check-up, fast and easy!


We first carry out a complete oral health assessment and examination for each new patient. Then, we prepare an individual, customized treatment plan with the expected costs. (Consultation, check-up and treatment plan: 11 000 HUF)