Minimal Waiting Times

Minimal Waiting Times

Secure prompt & timely care with minimal waiting times within 5 weeks at our Neutral Bay & Newcastle clinics. This will guarantee that any periodontal and implant issues you may have will be treated promptly.

Expert Guidance from a Leading Authority

Expert Guidance from a Leading Authority

Trust the expertise and deep knowledge of our renowned professor who has taught dozens of registered periodontists in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.
Exceptional Patient Care

Exceptional Patient Care

Rest easy knowing that we prioritise the highest quality of patient care and services, ensuring your comfort, well-being, and satisfaction throughout your treatment journey.

Precision for Long-Lasting Results

Precision for Long-Lasting Results

Our treatments are meticulously performed to reduce the chance of infection and relapse, providing you with precise care that yields enduring outcomes for your oral health.

Highest Quality Equipment

Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art tools and technologies, enabling us to provide you with the most advanced and effective gum disease treatment available.

Professional treatment for receding gums
to restore your radiant smile

Gum recession (also known as gingival recession) can affect the aesthetics of your smile and lead to oral health problems.

At Smile Specialist Suite, we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive care for receding gums and ensuring you can smile with confidence. Our gum recession treatment is tailored to your specific oral health concerns, delivered with a healthy dose of compassion and care.

What is gum recession?

Gingival recession occurs when the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth gradually pulls back or wears away. This can be due to infection, inflammation, poor oral hygiene or gum disease. This process uncovers more of the tooth’s structure, often resulting in an exposed tooth root. This can lead to increased sensitivity, tooth loss and decay, and poor oral health, making it vital to diagnose and start treatment for gum recession as soon as possible.

Receding gums occur when inflammation or infection causes your gums to peel back from your teeth

Receding gums occur when inflammation or infection causes your gums to peel back from your teeth, exposing more of your tooth and potentially the root of your tooth.

What causes receding gums?

Whilst receding gums can affect anyone, it is most common in those who are over 65 years of age. In addition, receding gum tissue can be caused by several other factors, including:

  • aggressive brushing
  • using a hard toothbrush
  • periodontal diseases
  • inflamed gums
  • hormonal changes, especially in women
  • tobacco use
  • teeth grinding and clenching
  • misaligned teeth or bite problems
  • lip or tongue piercings

Are there risk factors for developing receding gums?

There are several risk factors for receding gums, such as:

  • family history of dental problems
  • diabetes
  • smoking
  • poor oral hygiene leading to tartar buildup
  • bacterial gum infections
  • gum disease/periodontal disease
  • orthodontic treatment such as braces

What are the signs and symptoms of receding gums?

Recognising the signs of receding gums is essential in seeking timely treatment and preventing further complications. Here are the most common symptoms:

  • longer appearance of teeth
  • tooth sensitivity
  • visible roots of teeth
  • discomfort or pain at the gum line
  • gum inflammation

Regular dental check-ups can help identify the early signs of gum recession or other gum problems, and ensure prompt and effective treatment.

Receding gums can cause sensitivity and pain when eating or brushing

Receding gums can cause sensitivity and pain when eating or brushing, inflammation, and longer appearance of one or more teeth.

Do you experience any of the above symptoms? Talk to our periodontists

How is gum recession diagnosed?

To diagnose this condition accurately, a multi-faceted approach is taken.


Initially, our dentists conduct a visual examination. They look for changes in gum tissue, exposed tooth roots, or teeth that appear longer than normal.

After visual inspection, our dental professionals use specialised tools, most commonly known as periodontal probes. These slim, ruler-like instruments are gently inserted into pockets around each tooth. In a healthy mouth, these pockets are typically shallow. But in the case of gum recession, these pockets usually deepen due to the gum line pulling away from the tooth. In general, pocket depths greater than 3 millimetres raise concerns and require closer attention.


In certain cases, we may recommend dental X-rays. These images can reveal bone loss in the jaw, which often accompanies gum recession.

Medical and dental history:

Understanding a patient’s history can also provide clues. Factors like aggressive tooth brushing, previous dental procedures, or a history of gum disease can all play a role in the diagnosis and treatment of gum recession.

Through these comprehensive diagnostic measures, we ensure that gum recession is detected in its early stages, paving the way for effective treatment and prevention strategies.

What is the treatment for gum recession?

There are various receding gums treatment options, ranging from non-invasive procedures to surgical interventions, all aimed at restoring gum health and giving you back a confident smile.

Non-surgical receding gums treatment:

Scaling and root planing: This deep tissue cleaning is often the first line of defence against mild gum recession. It involves removing tartar and bacterial plaque from tooth surfaces and roots, ensuring that the gums can adhere properly to the teeth without obstructions.

Antibiotics: Gum recession is sometimes caused by or exacerbated by bacterial infections. To address this, topical antibiotic treatments can be prescribed to eliminate harmful bacteria and promote a healthier oral environment.

Surgical receding gums treatment:

Gum grafting: This procedure involves taking tissue from another part of the mouth (or using a synthetic material) and attaching it to areas of missing gum tissue. This gum graft tissue covers exposed tooth roots and encourages natural gum growth.

Flap surgery: A periodontist will make an incision to the affected gum tissue and pull it back from the tooth. They will then perform deep cleaning, tooth scaling and planing of the teeth roots to eliminate plaque, tartar and bacteria.

Regeneration: For those with severe gum recession and bone loss, regeneration techniques can be employed. This involves stimulating the growth of new gum tissue and sometimes bone, ensuring a more stable and healthy oral foundation.

With the right treatment or receding gums surgery, you can effectively halt the progression of gum recession and maintain a vibrant, healthy smile.

How is gum recession diagnosed

There are many tools we can use to diagnose gum disease and receding gums, from assessment and X-rays to medical history and symptoms.

What is the gum recession
treatment cost?

Costs can vary depending on the severity of the recession and the chosen treatment method. We recommend scheduling a consultation for a detailed breakdown. Your initial visit to the Smile Specialist Suites with our expert periodontist is set at $398 for a full hour.

gum recession treatment

Smile Specialist Suite offers effective and efficient receding gum treatments to restore healthy, vibrant smiles to all of Sydney.

Why choose the Smile Specialist Suite to treat your receding gums?

At Smile Specialist Suite, we employ the latest dental technology for diagnosis and receding gums treatment. We provide comprehensive and holistic treatment plans, in a calm and friendly environment. Our specialist team offers unparalleled dental care, blending innovative technology and compassionate care.

Entrust us with your dental care for a future of healthy gums and a radiant smile. Contact us today!

Where can I find gum recession
treatment near me?

We have modern, beautiful clinics where you can find expert periodontal disease and gum recession treatment in Neutral Bay or Newcastle.


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, receding gums can be treated using both non-surgical and surgical procedures, depending on the severity. Once accessed by a dentist or periodontist, they can suggest the best treatment plan to fix your receding gums.

Gum recession treatment includes scaling, root planing, and gum surgery, like a gum tissue graft. Your dentist or periodontist will also recommend ways you can prevent gum recession from recurring once treated successfully.

Maintaining good oral hygiene, using saltwater rinses or antimicrobial mouthwash, and consuming a vitamin-rich diet can support gum health naturally. However, there is no effective way to treat receding gums naturally and it is best to seek professional help.

Yes, if left untreated, gum recession can lead to tooth loss, tooth decay, sensitivity, and other dental issues as the gums pull away from your teeth. Early diagnosis and management are essential to stop receding gums before you develop complications.

Receding gums may be caused by using a hard-bristled toothbrush or brushing too aggressively. Swap to a soft-bristled toothbrush and don’t brush as aggressively to stop gum recession.

Sensitivity is caused when gums recede to the point of an exposed root. Desensitising toothpaste, fluoride treatments, gum grafting and avoiding acidic foods can help reduce sensitivity.

With regular dental check-ups, good oral hygiene practices, and addressing issues early, you can significantly reduce the risk or even prevent receding gums.

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Talk to Prof. Quaranta

Smile Specialists Suite is led by Professor Alex Quaranta and Dr Lizzy Hui. Professor Quaranta is a world authority in the field of dental Implantology. Over the years, he has developed an extensive expertise and leadership in clinical research and specialist practice.

Together with his Clinical Research Team, he has successfully practised the dental implant treatments for years and is one of the pioneering leaders in the new and ever-evolving concepts of contemporary Implant Dentistry.

To explore your options and discover how our team can help transform your smile, schedule a consultation with Professor Alex Quaranta. Your journey to a brighter, more radiant smile starts here. Contact us today to begin the conversation.


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