Recessed gums

Gum Recession

You can experience gum recession at any age, even if you regularly practice proper oral hygiene.

If gum recession is left untreated, bacteria can build up in the pockets between your teeth and gums, causing serious oral health issues.

The doctors at Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A., in Jackson, MS, offer advanced treatments to restore your gum health.

Recessed gums

Stages of Gum Disease

Gum recession is often linked to periodontal disease. Let's first look at how the condition progresses...

stages of gum disease
Gum disease eventually results in gum recession, which can lead to tooth loss and other serious issues.

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Our esteemed periodontists, Roger B. Parkes and R. Clarke Stewart, use the latest technologies and state-of-the-art techniques to diagnose and treat gum recession and other gum disease issues using a treatment plan customized to your oral health and smile goals. Schedule your oral health consultation today to learn more. 

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Dr. Roger Parks and his staff are extremely professional and compassionate! Their personal attention was invaluable to me before, during, and after my surgery! Very grateful!

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I am so thankful to Dr. Roger Parks for making me smile. I have always disliked my gummy smile and his expertise was amazing. I didn’t know I could do anything about it until I came to Periodontics of Jackson. His staff is great and so was my experience! 

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Causes of Gum Recession

There are a number of factors that can cause your gums to recede:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Overly aggressive brushing or flossing
  • Ill-fitting dental appliances
  • Misalignment of one or more teeth
  • Genetics
  • Trauma to gum tissue
  • Smoking or use of other tobacco products
  • Grinding or clenching your teeth
  • Poor oral health
  • Hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy, or menopause
  • Lip or tongue piercings that rub against the gum line 

Our Gum Recession Procedures

Our high-tech practice specializes in compassionate periodontal care and can offer a wide range of treatments for gum recession. After Dr. Parkes or Dr. Stewart evaluate your gums during a comprehensive exam, a customized treatment plan involving procedures like these can be created. This plan will be based on the extent of your recession and its underlying causes.
Our high-tech practice specializes in compassionate periodontal care...
Our high-tech practice specializes in compassionate periodontal care...

Scaling and Root Planing

For mild gum recession, a deep cleaning procedure by one of our dental hygienists can restore the health of your gums and encourage reattachment of the tissue. During scaling and root planing, your hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and root surfaces. The root area will then be smoothed to discourage more bacteria from collecting in the future. 

Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is an advanced alternative to gum grafting. For qualifying patients, this minimally invasive method rejuvenates receding gums without scalpels or sutures, minimizing postoperative symptoms such as bleeding, swelling, and discomfort. The procedure shifts existing tissue to cover recessed areas and can often be done in one visit.


LANAP, or Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is a minimally invasive technique that uses light energy to remove bacteria and encourage receding gums to reattach to tooth roots. This method can precisely target diseased tissue, and in some cases, promote new bone growth. 

Soft Tissue Grafting

In cases of severe gum recession, Dr. Parkes or Stewart can perform a gum grafting procedure to replace lost tissue. Our practice offers several forms of gum grafting procedures, including connective-tissue grafts, allowing us to tailor treatment to your needs. 

Concerned about Costs?

Periodontal treatments are usually covered by insurance to some extent. We will gladly reach out to your carrier to check on coverage. If you have out-of-pocket costs, monthly payment plans through CareCredit® are gladly accepted.

Dr. Roger B Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart

Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A.

Our periodontists, Dr. Roger B. Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart are committed to providing patients in Clinton, Ridgeland, and Jackson, MS, with high-quality care in a comfortable setting. They are affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Jackson Dental Society

To schedule a consultation at our periodontal practice, contact us online or call (601) 956-1230.

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"Thank you for everything! You have a very friendly office where people greet you by name. Everyone makes me feel at ease and welcome as if I'm the only patient you have. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my periodontal treatment. Kudos to Dr. Parkes and his staff." Alex S.

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