I Think My Gums Are Receding

Springville, UT

At Maple Creek Dental, we focus on the health of our patients’ gums just as much as we do on their teeth. We understand the critical nature of the gums and the role they play in keeping teeth healthy, strong, and intact. Through regular dental care, we can work to prevent gum disease. In certain situations, regular dental care is all a patient needs. However, if you do notice that your gums begin to recede, call (801) 489-6811 and schedule an appointment with our Springville, UT dental office. Since gum recession can lead to further health challenges, it is important to address the issue right away.

Why are gums receding from my teeth?

There can be several reasons for this, and some of them may have to do with lifestyle. For example, it is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. However, if you use a hard toothbrush or brush too aggressively, you can actually irritate your gums and cause them to recede. This is why we recommend that you use a soft or electronic toothbrush whenever possible. You want to make sure you are gentle when brushing near your gums, regardless of what you are using.

Your gums can also recede due to gum disease. This is actually the most common reason for the condition. At Maple Creek Dental, we find that gum disease can impact patients of all ages, and when it does, it is critical that you come in for a dental cleaning and treatment. Otherwise, you can begin to see the gums recede or pull away from the teeth. The cause is plaque that becomes trapped between the teeth and gums. Since you cannot clean this area, it remains in place, turns into tartar, and irritates your gums. The irritation will get to the point that the gums swell, bleed, become irritated, and eventually recede.

Genetics can also give you receding gums, so if your parents had this problem, you may as well.

If your teeth are crooked and your bite is out of alignment, additional strain could be placed on some of your teeth. As a result of abnormal wear patterns, your gums could begin to suffer and eventually recede.

Why are my gums receding only on one side?

If your gums are only receding on one side, it could be simply because plaque just happens to have built up in this area of the mouth. Plaque does not discriminate, but there is a chance that you could have brushed or flossed better on one side of your mouth, or it could be a simple fluke that plaque became trapped in one area but not the other. Another plausible solution is that this mirrors general wear patterns. If your teeth are crooked and your bite is off, your gum health will also be impacted disproportionally.

Why are my gums receding on one tooth only?

While this could be related to the other causes listed above, it is most likely to do some type of dental trauma. Perhaps this particular area of the mouth was cut or suffered a severe abrasion. Whether the injury was caused by eating something sharp, your nail scratched it, or an outside force cut you, gums can sometimes have difficultly healing and may recede as a result of that injury.

Should I worry about receding gums? Are they really a sign of trouble?

Yes, you should. At Maple Creek Dental, we encourage all our patients to pay attention to their gum health. We encourage them to call us right away if they see their gums bleeding, swelling or receding. We want to examine the patient as soon as possible in order to determine if gum disease is present and treat it. You are best served by receiving immediate care since we can treat the problem using less invasive methods. For example, you may only need a deep cleaning if you come in right away or perhaps you will need an antibiotic treatment as well, but by coming in early, you give your gums the best chance for restoration without the need for a gum graft. Otherwise, if you delay, they could recede to the point that the health of your teeth, your jawbone, and your entire smile are at risk. After all, the majority of people who lose an adult tooth also had gum disease at the time. Preventing and treating it is truly one of the best things you can do for your oral health.

How do you prevent gum recession?

The best way to prevent gum recession is to visit our dental office for a teeth cleaning twice per year. We can remove the plaque and tartar that has built up over time in order to give your teeth a fresh clean feel while also reducing the likelihood that plaque or tartar will build up. Additionally, you can begin to use a soft toothbrush and monitor how aggressively you brush your teeth.

Is there a way to treat the condition?

Yes, if you are suffering gum recession due to gum disease, we must remove the disease. Generally, this requires us to perform a deep cleaning procedure in order to remove the plaque and tartar from the area in between the teeth and the gums. Once done, your gums can begin to heal and rejuvenate. There are also some laser procedures that we can use to help stimulate the gum tissue so it can begin to grow again. Otherwise, if the recession is really bad, you will need a gum graft to restore the tissue around the teeth as a protective measure.

What are the risks of not treating it?

Very simply, you could lose your teeth. Gum recession is typically caused by gum disease. The idea of not treating it is an incredibly risky option because it means that in addition to experiencing uncomfortable teeth and gums, you are also likely to suffer from bone and tooth loss.

Contact Us Today

You will need to give feedback on your lifestyle and expectations so that together, we can create a treatment plan that will work today and a year from now. To learn more, call 801-489-6811 and schedule an appointment with our Springville, UT dental office.

Our Office In Springville, Ut

Maple Creek Dental
485 S Main St STE 302
Springville, UT 84663

Our Google Reviews

Maple Creek Dental
Based on 126 reviews
Lisa H.
01:53 03 Dec 21
Dr. Jackson and the staff at Maple Creek are great! I was so sad to hear from my endodontist that he couldn’t save my tooth and I was able to get an appointment at Maple Creek the NEXT DAY! I was able to get my sore tooth extracted and get started with the process of replacing it with an implant. They are so kind and friendly and make it easy to take care of dental problems.
Valerie C.
03:27 01 Dec 21
Dr. Jackson is awesome! 😁 Every year he throws a party for all of his customers by renting out the Lindon Aquatics Center (including the flow rider)! 🏄Every hygienist that has cleaned my teeth has been so nice, especially Anne! 😁And the receptionists are amazing! On my way out of my last cleaning, I told one of the receptionists that I am going to Arizona next March and she told me I had to catch some Spring Training games while I am there because they are so much fun.. I had no idea that would be going on, but now I'm even more excited for my trip! 😁Maple Creek Dental is definitely 5 stars all the way around! 🙌
Maxwell H.
06:09 19 Nov 21
This is the most pleasant experience I could have ever imagined. I hadn't been to a dentist in WAY too long and every single person I encountered here was amazing. I was terrified coming in, but left being completely over that fear and anxiety. I appreciate y'all so much for taking care of this Georgia girl!!
Melanie C.
03:02 19 Nov 21
Dr Jackson cares about his patients well being. He desires his patients to be comfortable. I enjoy going there. I can easily recommend him and his staff.
Janet C.
20:51 18 Nov 21
I hadn't been to a dentist for a longer period than I would care to share, and I couldn't have landed in better hands! Got an implant, and a couple of cavities filled, and haven't had a bit of trouble for 2 years now. Staff is courteous, and efficient, and always willing to help. This IS the place.
Craig D.
02:33 16 Nov 21
Marlene R.
01:07 02 Nov 21
Lane F.
17:52 22 Oct 21
Carlos G.
12:17 20 Oct 21
Maple Creek Dental is AWESOME! The staff is friendly and professional and Dr Jackson is truly the very best. My family has been going to that dental office for decades. The previous dentist was also great and when he moved to Florida, he assured us that Dr Jackson would take great care of us as well. He was certainly spot-on.Going to the dentist isn’t exactly the best of a social call that one can look forward to; but we all do it and Dr Jackson and his staff will turn it into as much as pleasant visit as possible. I just like the idea of having a dentist I can trust and that it doesn’t leave me looking for someone else every time I see someone new.My kids went there when they were kids, and now they go with their families. Need I say more?Thank you Dr Jackson and everyone who helps him be the great dentist he is.
Massimo P.
00:52 19 Oct 21
Love Dr. Jackson!! He’s gentle with us “scaredy-cats”. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!!
Jillanna M.
15:01 12 Oct 21
Fritz H.
00:51 08 Oct 21
Our family loves Dr. Jackson and the whole staff here! Our friends recently moved and were looking for a new dentist in Springville so we referred them to Maple Creek Dental. They loved their experience too! It is really nice to have a dentist that not only our family can trust, but also that we can confidently refer friends to and know that they will have a good experience!
Rachel S.
16:13 30 Sep 21
J I.
00:57 29 Sep 21
Always a great experience here!
Hyrum M.
00:55 28 Sep 21
I have had the opportunity to go to Maple Creek Dental for regular checkups for some time now. Every time I go to my dental appointment, I encounter a very welcoming and pleasant environment. The facilities are exceptionally clean and the staff is very polite and respectful. They truly make it an enjoyable experience w/ the overhead entertainment, as well as state-of-the-art dental equipment/ x-ray, capable of detecting the smallest cavity. I happen to have very healthy teeth, as in really no cavities ever. I know this and all my dentists in the past have noticed it, here is the difference: Dr. Jackson has never tried to sell me or recommended any unnecessary treatments, as most other doctors have in the past. This is the reason I would highly recommend Maple Creek Dental.
Ruben G.
20:28 24 Sep 21
Patty J.
15:41 22 Sep 21
This was my first visit to Maple Creek dental and I was blown away and a most pleasant way. I went in for a teeth cleaning which was done by Jan and she was great. Kim and Isabel then took it to a level of customer service that I’ve never seen.They were patient with me to help me work out my insurance coverage they explain to me some other procedures that I want it done and they took the time and didn’t try to rush me out of the office.I didn’t feel like just a number I felt like a VIP I love this place and they have my business for life well done everybody.Thank you for giving me a great experience and that’s hard to say when you’re going to the dentist.
Neil W.
03:28 21 Sep 21
Kerby L.
01:16 18 Sep 21
My family and I started coming here last year. I liked my previous dentist but their billing wasn't that great and becoming a pain. I'm grateful I switched to Maple Creek for many reasons. Their office is clean, they are professional and they have the sweetest people working there. You can tell they genuinely care about their clients and love their jobs. Also, Dr. Jackson is the best!
Mandy T.
03:36 14 Sep 21
Great dentist!
Julie B.
02:06 14 Sep 21
Dr. Jackson is the best Dentist I’ve ever had. He is thoughtful, gentle, and always so kind. His staff is wonderful as well. If you want a great Dentist, go to him. You will have a positive experience every time.
Jane I.
15:16 10 Sep 21
Great visit! My hygienists really well prepared. No cavities.
Phillip D.
00:25 08 Sep 21
Dr Jackson and his staff are awesome! So accommodating, very gentle and careful and thoughtful. My visits have been enjoyable!They are a great practice!!
sheree J.
00:39 01 Sep 21
The staff and dentist are supper friendly. They leave you feeling like a person not just another number or $$.I generally dislike talking to people and struggle having a conversation past a few minutes but every time I go in I'm like this social butterfly that doesn't want to shut up. What normally feels awkward with a break / pause in conversation is not there. so to sum it all up. I feel heard and understand from meeting my needs and comfort to financial affordable options. I feel appreciated as an individual. I don't feel rushed (like the staff has 10 other things they need to get done or worse would rather be doing). So unless they learned the art of mind control or magic I would say they just took my number 1 spot of best dentists I have ever been to (sadly I have been to A LOT like easily 10+ in my adult life)
Albert P.
19:04 22 Jul 21
They use very modern tech and examination practices.
Jordan J.
18:28 06 Jul 21
Dr Jonathan Jackson is excellent. He cares about each patient and goes the extra mile to ensure high quality work and satisfaction. His hygienist is thorough, yet gentle. The office is modern and relaxing and runs on time! I’ve been with him since he purchased this office location and would highly recommend.
Peg I.
19:37 21 Jun 21
I cannot praise Dr. Jackson and his team enough. I had severe dental trauma and when I had a tooth break I went to him planning on extracting the tooth. He told me all the reasons we should save the tooth, and set me up with a treatment plan and fixed my horrible teeth. On top of all of that, he did a lot of cosmetic work on my front teeth and they look great! Dr. Jackson and his team are amazing!
Gina S.
18:35 25 May 21
Jake C.
15:22 14 May 21
Faith G.
19:02 28 Apr 21
Sarah was very friendly and informative. She helped me understand my teeth better and best ways to keep them healthy.
kyle P.
23:20 05 Apr 21
I had another great experience at Maple Creek Dental, the staff is wonderful, friendly and very courteous. Dr. Jackson is the best dentist I have ever had the experience to have, none better!!!
scott K.
23:50 09 Mar 21
Friendly staff who care about those they are serving.
Jason R.
16:03 06 Mar 21
Great dentist.
Brantley H.
02:13 03 Mar 21
Aubrey G.
02:12 03 Mar 21
Shaun S.
02:12 03 Mar 21
Wonderful care! Friendly staff! Dr Jackson is the best dentist I've had hands down! Caring, down to earth and very knowledgable. I recommend this office to anyone!
Hannah M.
18:52 02 Mar 21
Jacoby H.
01:36 02 Mar 21
Vander H.
21:46 01 Mar 21
Love this place! I have four daughter ages 15, 14, 11, and 8. The whole staff is kind, respectful and they do great work. My kids love them, I love them. It’s very hard to find a place we’re everyone is comfortable with their treatment, if you are like me had bad experiences with other dentist, this is the place to go to. Hands down! Love the staff, love the office. We wouldn’t go anywhere else! From cleaning, to cavities to check ups they are great!
Mel C
00:17 19 Feb 21
This place is so fun to go to even for a dentist office they will take care of your teeth
Dallin R.
22:44 01 Feb 21
Doctor Jackson is fantastic. Very honest and empathetic. Staff is pleasant and easy to work with.
Alex M.
18:13 01 Feb 21
Dr. Jackson and his staff are the best. My mother moved here during COVID and was having a terrible time with her new dentures. They were causing her a lot of pain so we searched for a dentist who could help her. Dr. Jackson saw her on an emergency basis and we loved him right away. He is very caring, professional and thorough. He went above and beyond trying to get her comfortable in her dentures. His office staff is caring and friendly and will make you feel like family. I highly recommend Maple Creek Dental!!
Maui M.
18:14 28 Jan 21
Adam A.
02:08 13 Jan 21
Great experience at Maple Creek Dental. I would recommend Jon Jackson and his staff with complete confidence. Wish I would of known him years ago.
Greg M.
00:08 12 Jan 21
David R.
17:49 07 Jan 21
They are the place I trust the most for my dental care. They are consistently up to date on the best methods and approaches to dentistry. Even if I lived halfway across the valley I would still take the time to go here.
Chris P.
05:30 06 Jan 21
I love Maple Creek Dental! They are so friendly and work wonderfully with my kids. The Dentist is phenomenal! I have been to quite a few dentists and Dr. Jackson is the best one I’ve had. His work is excellent.
Jana P.
21:00 05 Jan 21
Excellent, prompt, professional service. Don't forget to keep it local, Utah!
Jason A.
20:23 04 Jan 21
June W.
20:31 29 Dec 20
We love Maple Creek Dental! Dr. Jackson and everyone who works there are always so nice. My kids love coming to the dentist even if they need to get a cavity filled. We had to have an after hour emergency when my son broke his front tooth and Dr. Jackson met us at his office to fix the tooth that same night. Izabell is so welcoming when you walk into the office.
Ashley M.
19:53 22 Dec 20
Top 5 reasons to go to Maple Creek Dental1. Who laughs when they visit the dentist? I do. Maple Creek Dental has the most outstanding employees. I feel like I’m visiting with old friends at every appointment. We have the best visits and conversations.2. Dr. Jackson is like a favorite hairdresser, but for dentists. He’s the dentist you WANT to see. I have never experienced a kinder, friendly, efficient, and competent dentist. Not once have I even thought about going to another dentist. He’s that AMAZING!3. He’s the NO FEAR Dentist. I never get that feeling when a cop pulls me over at Maple Creek Dental. And the pain disappears, BAM, gone! They go out of their way with exceptional care. Dr. Jackson and his staff are thorough in their explanations, they take the time to answer any questions, and keep patients well informed. They are true professionals. It’s weird sounding, but I always look forward to visiting Maple Creek Dental4. Dental Swag Bag! It starts with top notch treatments and procedures. Then I walk out with pearly whites and smooth teeth, along with a swag bag filled with a brand-new toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and other goodies. Yeah, presents.5. When he said I needed a crown, I was like, I know, right?! Dental health improves you overall health. It helps prevent periodontal disease, tooth loss, and bad breath. Plus, it helps self-esteem, confidence, and makes your smile shine.Thanks Dr. Jackson and your staff! I no longer have anxiety over dentist appointments, and I enjoy your friendship!
Lynae M.
18:38 19 Dec 20
Wonderful warm and welcoming. They make it fun, well as fun as possible, to go to the dentist, I feel like the work I get here for my best health and because they care.
Keven W.
19:16 15 Dec 20
This has been a great dentist to go to the last few years, the staff members are all great. I had Invisalign done here too and it was a good experience.
Elizabeth W.
19:16 15 Dec 20
Maple Creek dental is always so warm and accommodating. I’ve happily visited them for years and look forward to more.
Thomas R.
17:32 17 Nov 20
I really appreciate the work Dr Jackson and all employees did for me and my family I love the place u guys r awesome very friendly n helpful for sure I will bring some people to your office happy holiday to all of you!!!
Olofa U.
20:04 16 Nov 20
This place is Awesome! Always so friendly and polite. I never have to wait very long and the hygienist provide answers to my questions when needed. I won’t go anywhere else. I’ve been to other places and this place is by far the best!!
Amy S C
16:51 12 Nov 20
Long story short-my crown fell off and they were so accommodating getting me in for an emergency appointment. Love their hygienist, assistants & staff. Thanks Dr. Jackson & team! Will definitely refer all my family & friends here.
Maritza F.
01:03 11 Nov 20
Greatest dentist in town
Litz L.
00:17 28 Oct 20
Dr. Jackson is one of the best dentists I have ever been to. He is very knowledgeable and highly trusted with his work. I recently had pin hole surgery and he did a fantastic job on the procedure. He is very caring towards his patients and staff members. He helps you understand the issue at hand and what options you have to fix any dental issue. He is not the type of dentist that will automatically default to a filling if a filling is not needed. I highly recommend Maple Creek Dental.
Johnny O.
17:44 20 Oct 20
A great place, great staff, and an excellent doctor. I would absolutely refer everyone that I know here!I brought one 1 year old to them today because she chipped her front tooth. It was the fastest appointment and they handled the situation with such ease. I was nervous because this was her first time at the dentist but it went so smooth. We love this office and Dr Jackson!
Izabell H.
18:57 12 Oct 20
had a bridge replaced; the dentist did a great job and haven't had any trouble with the bridge
Larry H.
23:17 11 Oct 20
I have been treated very well by a caring staff that has been working hard to get my teeth and gums back in shape and I have been very pleased by the results! Everyone that I have been seen by is extremely competent at what they do and I have zero complaints and I recommend them highly!!!
Thomas K.
17:44 08 Oct 20
Everyone in this office is awesome. If you are looking for an excellent dentist in Springville, rest assured that this is the best option! I have fillings that Dr. Jackson did almost 10 years ago that are still going strong and have never given me any problems! The office is really nice and you can tell they take pride in keeping it clean and that they go above and beyond when it comes to all of the COVID regulations. I recommend Maple Creek Dental to all of my friends in the Springville and Mapleton areas!
adam S.
12:21 10 Sep 20
Mig M.
20:43 08 Sep 20
I was taken in for my cleaning and check up before I could even sit down. 👍 The sweet hygienist offered to stand up to do my cleaning when she realized I have a health issue that is often triggered by lying down. The dentist and staff were friendly and professional. Great place!
Linda B.
02:51 02 Sep 20
Excellent friendly service!!
Johnathan C.
18:28 31 Aug 20
Julie G.
17:37 10 Aug 20
Dr. Jackson and his crew do great work! They are easy to work with and very professional. I have always felt that Dr. Jackson has my best interest in my mind and is motivated to provide the best care possible.
Jesse M.
22:29 06 Aug 20
Dr Jackson and his staff are amazing! They are always friendly and do a great job. Thanks A Place to Smile!
Bonnie B.
21:30 30 Jun 20
Jon is a great dentist. Talks it over with you to make sure you get the best service.
Emily A.
19:39 30 Jun 20
23:30 11 Jun 20
Had X-rays and exam. They were fast and efficient. The staff is awesome, very nice.
Camille G.
21:41 08 Jun 20
Dr. Jackson always does a great job and gives the recommendations that he would do to his own teeth. Outstanding job with all the dental work for my entire family (including my three year old). Very personable and also a helpful and friendly staff. The best dental experience I have ever had and could not be happier with my smile and gum line!
22:29 21 May 20
Cynthia S.
01:05 01 May 20
Listen up people-Dr. Jackson is friggin awesome. If you’re not a crazy person please come here. 😉 He’s really knowledgeable, and will give you treatment options that are in YOUR best interest. I refer all my friends and family here because I trust his diagnosis and I know he’ll take care of his patients. Thanks for keeping the standard of care HIGH in dentistry.
Sara B.
01:16 13 Mar 20
I am not a fan of the dentist but Dr. Jackson listened to my concerns, addressed them seriously and helped make my experience an actual good one. Thank you and I would recommend him any day.
Katie W.
22:42 25 Feb 20
Dr. Jackson is awesome. I had had some poor dental work done at another place, and Dr. Jackson was very kind and patient as he fixed the problems. He took his time to make sure he did a good job, and he clearly knew what he was doing.
Jessica S.
23:11 17 Feb 20
Dr. Jackson is the best!!! He genuinely cares about all of his patients. He listens to your concerns and you can feel confident with any work that he does on your teeth.
Carolyn D.
01:10 28 Jan 20
I love that I don't have to wait forever to see Dr Jackson when I have an appt. The staff is friendly and professional. Very good experience.
Susan W.
01:08 22 Jan 20
I had a very pleasant experience at the dentist office!
Joy P.
21:05 14 Jan 20
Jamie J.
23:57 09 Jan 20
Great staff. They strive to keep you comfortable and do a great job.
Deanna Y.
19:33 06 Jan 20
Dr Jackson and staff were very polite, helpful and sensitive to my needs. I would refer them to anyone who needs dental work. A place to smile is amazing!
Chuck W.
23:03 30 Dec 19
Great dentist office with the best staff. They always make you feel comfortable and Dr. Jackson is a competent dentist with great ethics.
David R
22:42 23 Dec 19
The workers at A place to smile are incredibly kind and are always wanting to make sure your are comfortable during your whole visit. I have nothing but great things to say about the staff. If you are looking for a Dentistry that has the best interests in mind and staff that is 5 star this is your place. I always leave with a smile.Thank you!!!!!!
Jesse S.
01:38 20 Dec 19
Everyone at the office is very friendly and considerate of my care. They're always open to my questions and explain procedures and schedules. Very high quality of work and courtesy. Highly recommend.
Jon S.
21:03 26 Nov 19
I love this place everyone is so nice and helpful and all the remodel makes it so comfortable to get your teeth worked on
tracey S.
02:04 15 Nov 19
Extremely friendly staff; willing to schedule same day appointment; very helpful. I will go there from now on.
Petra B.
00:36 12 Nov 19
Fast and friendly.Best Dentist and staff I have ever associated with.
Steve J.
22:05 24 Oct 19
The staff is very friendly, helped to make sure I know proper oral care processes, and even gave me an extra tooth brush so that I could brush my teeth at work too. I will keep coming back as long as I live in this area.
Kelson W.
19:08 22 Oct 19
When I walked into the dental office everyone was so warm and welcoming!! I felt like I was part of the dental family. The office looked and felt top notch, it really looks and feels amazing. They got me into my appointment very quickly, which, I loved that I did not have to wait around for them to get me in. Their digital X-rays were awesome. Dr. Jackson was able to show me my X-rays and give me advice on how I could improve my dental health, and what areas I needed to work on. I really felt that Dr. Jackson cared about me and wanted to improve my health. He is really good with kids, my daughter had some work done and she said that she only wanted to go back to Dr. Jackson and no other dentist because of how good her experience was him and his team.
Colby M.
21:46 01 Oct 19
Dr. Jackson and the staff are always professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. I actually look forward to my dental appointments.
Michael I.
20:15 26 Sep 19
The hygienist Trish was very nice and extremely thorough. Dr.Jackson took time to explain my treatment options and exactly what was going to happen. I really appreciated it. Most offices just rush you in and out.Update: I was told by Dr Jackson I would need almost $800 worth of dental work to fix my tooth. I got a second opinion at a dentist down the street. He fixed my tooth for $50. I can't go back now because I'm not sure if I'll be scammed again.
23:21 11 Sep 19
The new hygienist is fantastic. She is very gentle and was very good at giving tips at improving my brushing and flossing. As always, Dr. Jackson was very friendly and took the time to answer questions.
Crystal P.
18:00 31 Aug 19
So nice and down to earth. Very detail oriented and fair.
Jamie H.
21:41 15 Aug 19
I loved how fast the appointment was taken care, they were very friendly and caring. When I came in for my appointment Dr. Jackson and Melissa where explaining everything in detail and give me their recommendations. My experience was amazing! They are professionals!
Alma Reyes L
14:34 12 Jul 19
Super friendly and helpful! A very honest and trustworthy dentist! Natalie was great and super personable Hygienist!
Charlie R.
19:38 17 Jun 19
We followed Dr Jackson from his pleasant grove office to his springville office that works at as well. The service was great as always and they were able to fit in additional fillings and sealants in so we didn’t have to come back another time. I would defiantly recommend to all family and friends.
Lyndi P.
20:05 11 Jun 19
Such a friendly environment! Dr. Jackson and his team are always so wonderful. Our three year old no longer fears going to the dentist - she actually looks forward to it now!
Chelsea G.
14:44 30 May 19

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Questions Answered on This Page

  • Why are my gums receding from my teeth?
  • What should I do if my gums are only receding from one tooth?
  • How do I prevent gum recession?

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Definition of Gum Disease Terminology

Chronic Periodontitis

Chronic periodontitis is the most common form of periodontitis, involving inflammation of the tissue surrounding the teeth and pockets forming as well.

Periapical Cyst

A periapical cyst is a pathological cavity, roots of the teeth, that typically has epithelium in the lining and contains fluid or soft matter.

Periodontal Ligament

Periodontal ligaments are a group of tissue fibers that help attach the tooth to the alveolar bone, which can sustain damage from gum disease or improper oral hygiene.

Periodontal Surgery

Periodontal surgery is the treatment of extreme levels of periodontal disease that can involve multiple techniques to remove the inflamed tissue and infection before it spreads.

Necrotizing Periodontal Disease

Necrotizing periodontal disease is an infection that causes lesions to form on the face and other symptoms due to the necrosis of gingival tissues, periodontal ligaments and alveolar bone.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a serious inflammation of the gingival tissues and the periodontal membrane of the teeth that causes pain and helps form deeper gingival sulcus.

Periodontal Pocket

A periodontal pocket is a potential area of space, known as a gingival sulcus, which is deeper than normal and can contain bacteria that cause an infection.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical therapy that involves the removal of dental plaque in hard to reach places with patients who do not take proper care of their teeth.

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