What is gum recession?

Gum recession occurs when your tooth root becomes exposed – and may be a sign of gum disease, which destroys the structures that support your teeth.

Why Gum Recession Matters

The role of gum tissue is to cover and protect the tooth root and underlying jawbone. When gum tissue recedes, the bone and other tissues that support your tooth's root are also lost.  The resulting root sensitivity may also make eating and drinking unpleasant or even painful.

It's important to identify and treat recession early. Left unchecked, recession could worsen to a point where the root becomes unprotected and teeth may loosen and fall out.

Symptoms of gum recession can include:

  • Sensitive teeth
  • Tender gums
  • Longer tooth line
  • Exposed roots
  • Loose teeth

Straumann Emdogain™ – a unique treatment
for gingival recession.

Emdogain* is a cutting-edge treatment that is designed to reverse gingival recession and regenerate lost structures that anchor your teeth to bone. And it produces natural-looking results with less pain and discomfort than traditional treatments.1


Results of Emdogain treatment
for gum recession

Case courtesy of Prof. Zucchelli, Bologna University

Before Emdogain treatment

3 months after Emdogain treatment

*With a Coronally Advanced Flap

1 McGuire, MK & Nunn, M. Evaluation of human recession defects treated with coronally advanced flaps and either enamel matrix derivative or connective tissue. Part 1: Comparison of clinical parameters. J Periodontol 2003;74:1110–1125

Things you should know
If you have uncontrolled diabetes, wounds that do not heal, are taking high doses of steroids, are taking an anticoagulant (blood thinner), have a bone disease, being treated with radiation or other treatments which make it hard for you to fight an infection, or have experienced problems in the past after surgery, these conditions might present a risk for you. These conditions are not related to Emdogain, but can be associated with oral surgery. Please consult with your doctor to see if Emdogain is right for you. There is a slight chance you may experience an allergic reaction - if you do, contact your doctor. Emdogain works best if you follow your doctor's instructions about oral hygiene.