Gum Recession & Gum Shaping

There's no need to live with the sensitivity and discomfort of gums pulling away from the teeth or the undesirable appearance of gums covering too much tooth. Dr. Aldredge treats both.

Gum Recession

What is Gum Recession?

Gum recession is a condition where gums pull away or recede from the tooth, often exposing the roots. This can lead to tooth sensitivity, cavities, and loss of supporting bone. Gum recession may be caused by periodontal disease, brushing too forcefully with a hard bristle toothbrush, trauma, or a tooth that is not properly positioned. In addition to gum and tooth health, receding gums also impact the aesthetics of your smile by making tooth roots visible or by simply showing more tooth surface than you would like. (“Toothy” smile)

Periodontal treatment is required to prevent further recession in the affected area and neighboring teeth.

Gum Graft Surgery

Traditional treatment of gum recession involves gum graft surgery. Dr. Aldredge takes gum tissue from another site in your mouth, usually the palate, or from another donor source, and uses it to cover the exposed tooth root.

Pinhole Technique

Increasingly, patients are opting for our new, non-invasive Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation procedure to quickly correct gum recession. Dr. Aldredge is certified to use the Pinhole method, which does not use a scalpel or sutures.

Read more about the Pinhole technique, or call Dr. Aldredge to discuss this game-changing procedure.

Gum Shaping & Contouring

Aesthetic Crown Lengthening

A patient may have beautiful teeth, but feel that too much gum tissue covering their teeth negatively impacts their smile. Dr. Aldredge can perform a crown lengthening, where he removes excess soft tissue surrounding the top of the tooth to expose more tooth surface.

Excess Gum Removal

Often excess gum tissue affects some teeth and not others, creating an uneven gum line that may impair a smile’s aesthetics.  Dr. Aldredge  Gum reshaping or recontouring can also correct an uneven gum line.

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Fast Facts

Why New Jersey Chooses Us

30 years

Dr. Aldredge is celebrating 30 years in dentistry, bringing invaluable experience and education to the practice and our patients.

14+ awards

Dr. Aldredge has earned awards from several dental organizations and is consistently among the Top Dentists in New Jersey.

20+ years

We are proud to have served friends near and far for over two decades. We plan to continue saving smiles and function for a lifetime.