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Founded in 1983 • 65 years of combined experience

Gum recession Treatment
in Tampa, Florida

at Coastal Jaw Surgery

When you choose Coastal Jaw Surgery, you are in expert, caring hands. We offer a wide range of oral health care services including Same Day Teeth®, traditional dental implants, oral surgery, and periodontal services.

Gum Recession
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Gum Recession

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Gum recession Treatment
in Tampa, Florida

at Coastal Jaw Surgery

When you choose Coastal Jaw Surgery, you are in expert, caring hands. We offer a wide range of oral health care services including Same Day Teeth®, traditional dental implants, oral surgery, and periodontal services.

Gum Recession
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at Coastal Jaw Surgery
Gum Recession

at Coastal Jaw Surgery

Gum recession Treatment for correcting, halting, reversing, and preventing gum disease.

Gum recession is a condition that can develop for a variety of reasons, such as genetic predisposition, aggressive brushing, smoking, untreated bruxism, or, most commonly, gum disease. Nearly 65 million Americans currently suffer from gum disease, an increasingly common inflammatory disease that is the leading cause of tooth loss. Gum disease develops when bacterial plaque forms on your teeth and begins to attack your teeth and gums, creating recessed gums and deepened pockets in the space between your gums, which allows for more bacteria to accumulate, additional damage to occur, and gums to being to recede. Our clinic offers several treatment options for correcting gum recession and halting, reversing, and preventing gum disease.

To develop an appropriate treatment plan for your gum recession, it will be necessary to first identify the underlying cause. Some patients develop gum recession due to aggressive brushing techniques. If this is the case, switching to a softer bristle toothbrush and modifying your brushing technique may be sufficient to prevent additional damage from developing. In other cases, gum recession may occur due to lifestyle habits, such as smoking, an unhealthy diet, or inconsistent oral health care. If you are prepared to make changes to your lifestyle habits, you may be able to halt the progression of gum recession.

At Coastal Jaw Surgery, every patient who walks through our door will receive VIP Treatment delivered by Board-Certified Periodontists who specialize in identifying and treating gum disease and other issues related to the periodontium. We also provide comprehensive treatment options to ensure similar issues do not develop in the future. For over three decades, we have proudly provided thousands of patients in the Tampa Bay area with dental implant and oral surgery services, including oral surgery, Same Day Teeth®, and periodontal services. To schedule an appointment to treat gum recession, contact us today at (800) NEW-LOOK.

How to Reduce Your Risk of Gum Recession

Although some patients are more predisposed to developing gum disease than others, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing gum disease, one of the most important being practicing good oral hygiene habits at home. It may also be necessary to make lifestyle changes, such as limiting certain foods or beverages, avoiding tobacco use, or implementing a mouth rinse as part of your daily oral hygiene routine. We also strongly encourage our clients to follow a six-month ongoing maintenance program, which includes regular professional cleanings of your teeth and allows us to monitor your overall oral health. By scheduling regular maintenance, and continuing to follow good daily oral hygiene habits, you will significantly reduce your risk of developing gum disease and continue to enjoy a bright, healthy smile.

Dr. Michael A. Pikos
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Michael A. Pikos

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Michael a.
Pikos

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Michael A. Pikos is the founder of Coastal Jaw Surgery, the world renowned Pikos Institute, and the inventor of Same Day Teeth®. He is recognized as a world authority on dental implant surgical reconstruction.

Dr. Kenneth L. Anderson
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Kenneth L. Anderson

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Kenneth l.
Anderson

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Anderson practices full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery with emphasis on dental alveolar surgery, implants, tissue grafting, general anesthesia, facial trauma, cleft palate, and orthognathic surgery.

Dr. Jason B. Blundell
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Jason B. Blundell

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Jason B.
Blundell

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Blundell specializes in dentoalveolar surgery (teeth extractions, wisdom teeth extraction and alveplasty), dental implants, tissue grafting, general anesthesia, facial trauma and orthognathic surgery.

Dr. Nicole Hernandez
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Nicole Hernandez

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Nicole Hernandez

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Hernandez practices as a dual- degree Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. She employs a full scope of treatment with emphasis on extractions, dental implants, bone grafting, pathology, and TMJ.

Dr. Philip J. Hedger
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Philip J. Hedger

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Philip J.
Hedger

Prosthodontist

Dr. Hedger specializes in treating issues that involve restoring missing teeth. He is highly trained in dental implants, crowns, bridges and dentures. Dr. Hedger is a faculty member of the Pikos Institute, teaching implant prosthodontics.

Dr. Anthony Pikos
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Anthony Pikos

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Anthony M.
Pikos

Periodontist

Dr. Pikos, a Board Certified Periodontist, employs a full scope of advanced treatment with an emphasis on periodontal cosmetic procedures, periodontal therapy, dental implants, bone grafting, and perio-orthodontic procedures.

Dr. Lindsey Pikos Rosati
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Coastal Jaw Surgery
Dr. Lindsey Pikos Rosati

Coastal Jaw Surgery

Dr. Lindsey
Pikos Rosati

Periodontist

Dr. Lindsey Pikos Rosati has been with Coastal Jaw Surgery as a Board Certified Periodontist since 2017. Dr. Rosati specializes in implants, periodontal surgery & therapies, bone grafting, and perio-orthodontic procedures.

Treatment Options for Gum Recession

One of the most common methods for correcting receding gums is a gum graft. Prior to performing a gum graft, we will conduct a thorough examination of your oral health to determine any underlying conditions that need to be addressed, and if necessary, take a 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan, which will provide us with 3D images of your bone, nerve pathways, soft tissues, and teeth, which allows us to make informed treatment decisions.

During the gum graft process, we will do everything we can to ensure that you experience minimal discomfort, which is why we offer varying levels of sedation, including oral sedatives, nitrous oxide, and intravenous (IV) sedation. Once you are sedated, the procedure will begin.

There are several different types of gum grafts that can be performed, which will determine what steps are involved, but the procedure typically begins by making a small flap and taking a piece of epithelial tissue from the patient’s palate (connective tissue) then suturing the flap and placing the tissue over the area requiring treatment. Additionally, connective tissue grafts may be used to thicken tissues and provide root coverage for additional support and an improved aesthetic appearance.

Patients who require a substantial amount of tissue but thin gums may be good candidates for a free gingival graft, which takes tissue from the topmost layer of the flap. Patients who have sufficient healthy gum tissue may have a pedicle graft, which involves making an incision in the gums and stretching the tissue over the area being treated. Another method for correcting gum recession is tunneling, a minimally-invasive procedure that involves creating a small pouch beneath the gums and covering root surfaces and thickening the patient’s gums using donor tissue. Although donor tissue does reduce patient discomfort and can be an effective treatment option, use of autogenous tissues is recommended. Regardless of what type of graft is performed, the procedure will conclude with placement of special proteins (GTR) that are designed to facilitate tissue growth and speed up the healing process.

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Same Day Teeth®
at Pikos Institute

8740 Mitchell Blvd
New Port Richey, FL 34655
(727) 877-0011

Pinellas Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
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at Clearwater, FL
Pinellas Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

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Pinellas Periodontics
at Clearwater

3003 Enterprise Rd E
Clearwater, FL 33759
(727) 799-4492

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Coastal Jaw Surgery
at Palm Harbor

2711 Tampa Rd.
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
(727) 786-1631

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Coastal Jaw Surgery
at Spring Hill

4372 Commercial Way
Spring Hill, FL 34606
(352) 596-6804

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Coastal Jaw Surgery
at Tampa

11940 Sheldon Rd
Tampa, FL 33626
(727) 877-0011

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Coastal Jaw Surgery
at Trinity

8845 Hawbuck St
Trinity, FL 34655
(727) 375-0469

Cost of Treating Gum Recession

The cost of treating gum recession will depend on a variety of factors, including what procedures are performed as part of your treatment plan, what type of dental sedation is used, and (if applicable) your dental insurance plan coverage. At Coastal Jaw Surgery, we are committed to providing you with high-quality oral care in a manner that is simple and efficient. To help meet your unique budget and needs, we offer the following financing options:

  • Carecredit® Healthcare Financing (interest free financing for dental care)
  • GreenSky® Patient Financing
  • Lending Club Patient Financing

We also accept traditional insurance, and as courtesy to you, are happy to file and track your insurance claim and assist with insurance family plans. To help facilitate this process, please have your insurance information prepared at your appointment, including your insurance and identification card. To help you maximize your benefits, we are also happy to provide a written diagnostic report and X-rays to your insurance company if necessary.

Please note: Dental insurance only covers part of your total expenses and remaining out-of-pocket expenses must be paid following service. We accept cash, debit cards, and most major credit cards (MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express).

Contact Coastal Jaw Surgery

In addition to maintaining a private practice, Dr. Pikos also founded the Pikos Institute in 1990, a now globally recognized teaching organization that provides surgical and technology-based training for clinicians throughout the country to perform predictable, prosthetically driven implant dentistry. Whether you are having oral surgery, dental implants, or periodontal services, you can feel confident that you are receiving care from oral health professionals who are at the forefront of oral surgery education and leaders in the fields of periodontal services and implant dentistry.

To learn more about our clinic and services, or to schedule an appointment to treat gum recession, contact us today at (800) 639-5665 or fill out an online form.

At Coastal Jaw Surgery, we are committed to improving your oral health, aesthetic appearance of your smile, and overall quality of life!