Gingival Recession

What is it?

Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue surrounding the teeth recedes or wears away, exposing the roots of the teeth. This condition can result in a number of oral health problems, including:

  1. Tooth sensitivity: Exposed tooth roots are more sensitive to temperature changes and certain foods or drinks, causing discomfort and pain.
  2. Aesthetic concerns: Gum recession can make your teeth appear longer, causing an uneven gum line and affecting the overall aesthetics of your smile.
  3. Increased caries risk: With exposed roots, the risk of tooth decay and cavities in these areas is higher.
  4. Gum disease progression: Shrinking gums can make it easier for bacteria to accumulate, increasing the risk of gum disease and its associated complications.



At Cunha Coutinho Saúde, we offer advanced treatment options to effectively treat gum recession. Our experienced dental professionals will assess your condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment approach based on your specific needs.

  1. Gum grafting: This procedure involves taking a small amount of gum tissue from another area of the mouth, such as the palate, and grafting it onto the affected area to cover the exposed tooth roots. Gum grafting helps to restore the gum line, protect tooth roots and improve the aesthetics of your smile.
  2. Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST): PST is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat gum recession. Instead of grafting tissue, this technique involves making small incisions in the gum tissue and gently repositioning it to cover the exposed roots. PST offers several advantages, including minimal discomfort, faster healing and immediate aesthetic improvements.
  3. Connective tissue grafting: This procedure is performed by taking a small piece of tissue from the roof of the mouth (palate) or another donor source and placing it over the exposed tooth roots. Connective tissue grafting helps to replenish gum tissue and restore a healthy gum line.
  4. Guided tissue regeneration: This technique is used when gingival recession has resulted in significant bone loss around the affected tooth. Guided tissue regeneration involves the placement of special membranes or regenerative materials to stimulate the growth of new bone and gum tissue, supporting the affected area and promoting healing.

Why choose us for the
treatment of gingival recession?

Why choose us for gum recession treatment?

Competence and experience

Our dental team includes qualified professionals with experience in treating gum recession. We keep up to date with the latest techniques and advances in periodontal care to give you the best possible results.

Personalised treatment plans

We understand that each patient's gum recession is unique, requiring personalised treatment approaches. Our team will develop a personalised plan tailored to your condition, addressing your specific needs and goals.

Advanced technology

We utilise cutting-edge dental technology and techniques, such as minimally invasive procedures and tissue regeneration methods, to improve the precision, comfort and effectiveness of your treatment.

Comfortable environment

We prioritise your comfort and well-being throughout your gum recession treatment journey. Our caring dental professionals will ensure you feel relaxed, informed and supported every step of the way.

Comprehensive oral health

In addition to gum recession treatment, we offer a full range of dental services to meet all of your oral health needs. Our team can provide preventative care, restorative treatments and cosmetic dentistry options to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

Our team and expertise

At Cunha Coutinho Health, we understand the importance of healthy gums to maintain optimal oral health and a confident smile. If you are suffering from gum recession, our skilled dental team is here to provide advanced treatment options to effectively treat this condition. We offer customised solutions to restore the health of your gums, protect exposed tooth roots and improve the aesthetics of your smile.


We have agreements with several insurance companies and health plans to offer you the treatments you need at the most affordable prices.

Appointment Request

Don't let gum recession compromise your oral health and the aesthetics of your smile. Contact Cunha Coutinho Saúde today to book an appointment. Our qualified dental professionals will assess your condition, discuss treatment options and guide you to the best solution to restore the health and beauty of your gums.

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