A member asked:

I had my gums grafted when i was 7 and i am now 28. they have receded. i am worried. i can not afford another surgery. can i help my gums grow back?

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt answered

Specializes in Dentistry

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/half full). If excessive (result of infection/ disease) you need to see a dentist. Keep them clean, don't smoke, see dentist 2x a year. Worry won't change outcomes.

Answered Sep 17, 2016

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Dr. Robert Devin answered

Specializes in Dentistry

You need a specialist, a periodontist, to check you out. Period. If something is important to your well being you can find the funds to fix it. You can do this .Be confident and you will succeed.

Answered Apr 24, 2015

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