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can gum tissue grow back

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvis Burris
23 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No: Recession can be changed with a graft by a periodontist.
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
No, but can stop it: Use a soft toothbrush, brushing only twice daily. Do not drink liquids with high acidity (sodas, lemonades, etc). Floss to keep gums healthy and stro ... Read More
Dr. Jerry Hu
Dr. Jerry Hu answered
23 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No, unless: Some side effects, which you don't want from certain meds, such as anti-seizure ones will give you too much gums, and it's inflammed generally and unh ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Most Likely, yes: While it’s possible to reverse receding gums, severe cases must be seen and treated by a periodontist for better results. Take care!
Dr. Lokesh Rao
13 years experience Dentistry
Not without surgery: Unfortunately, not without surgery. A periodontist or general dentist with extensive periodontal education may be able to help depending on the cause ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Receded gums: Can grow back if minimal recession and cause removed along with proper home care (brushing and flossing) but unlikely if moderate or severe and/or cau ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
56 years experience Periodontics
Receding gums: Receding gums don't grow back you need to have a periodontist find the cause so it doesn't continue exposed roots may be sensitive to hot or cold ... Read More
Dr. John Francis
30 years experience Periodontics
Depends: Usually the gum will not come back on its own. But there may be some corrective options available with a specialist. See your dentist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
30 years experience Dentistry
Unsure of Question: I'm not sure exactly what you're asking. If your gums are growing back, that implies that they had previously been lost...Perhaps due to infection, tr ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Spector
40 years experience Orthodontics
Gingival Lesions: It sounds like you may have bit your lip during contact, or another piece of your oral tissues if you were wearing a mouth guard while you were playin ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Strutt
12 years experience Pediatrics
Sorry, but no.: The answer is, unfortunately, no. Gentle gum brushing only and avoiding teeth clenching/grinding will prevent more receding but gums do not regenerat ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
32 years experience Dentistry
Gums don't grow back: Some recession is a normal part of aging process. Think of tooth eruption and recession as different views of the same thing (think: glass half empty/ ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
58 years experience Dentistry
No: But, the recession should stop progressing.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: It depends upon what kind of cyst. Check with the doctor that removed it.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Hyde
41 years experience Dentistry
Fistula?: Could be the result of a nerve that has died and become infected or a failing root canal. The best answer is to have the tooth evaluated by a dentis ... Read More
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