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Causes Of Gingival Recession
3 Main Causes: Except for rare medical/genetic disorders, tooth loss is caused by three main things: gum disease, large cavities, & trauma. Gum disease is the most common, accounting for about 80% of lost teeth. Nearly all these conditions can be prevented with excellent oral hygiene at home & regular dental visits. Unfortunately, you can't do it yourself. You need professional help to keep your mouth healthy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Waterpik: Waterpiks are used to treat gum infections. When infected, the gum tissue swells. When it's healthy, it shrinks. If the waterpik is used properly ( have your dentist or hygienist demonstrate the proper techniques) it will not cause recession, though the healthy tissue will be lower than before. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few adults maybe have one missing natural tooth. Can bruxism, in the lack of periodontal disease, cause severe gum recession?
Gum Recession: Improper homecare can cause gum recession. A waterpik is a great adjunct to homecare if used properly. It is good for patients who have difficulty manipulating floss and those who have pocketing too. Aiming the waterpik straight into the area between the teeth not up into the gum and spending time flushing each area creates suction (venturi effect) pulling debris out that the brush cant reach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the causes of jaw abscess/bone loss and subsequent tooth death, with no trauma, cracking, etc?
Periodontal disease: A slow tooth death usually is a result of periodontal disease. A fast tooth death usually is a result of a carries spreading into the nerve. These are common reason for tooth death, barring any trauma, cracking, etc... See your dentist and have your oral health exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Periodontist question: do alloderm gum grafts usually lead to any added vertical millimeter covering of teeth roots?
That's the intention: Alloderm has several uses in periodontal surgery: root coverage, gingival augmentation, soft tissue ridge augmentation, soft tissue augmentation around implants. The procedure is relatively successful in competent surgical hands, proper case selection and with patient cooperation. ...Read more
Risks of gum injuries in the periodontal pockets. Apart from trauma, if the periodontal pocket is peeling off what could cause this?
Yes: Yes that is why a general cleaning is recommended every 6 months as you cannot get under the gums where plaque can accumulate which causes the bone loss. If you do have a lot of plaque and tarter under the gums, than you may need a more aggressive cleaning called scaling and root planing. In that case a general cleaning will not help until you get the scaling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several causes: There can be several causes for gum recession. It can happen when you clench or grind your teeth, brush too hard, have a bad bite, or poor dental hygiene. These are the most common reasons and the treatment will depend on the reason for the recession. So it is best to have a dental examination and fid out what is hapening in your mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need gum surgery for receding gums, which is better, donor gum tissue or using gum graft from the roof of the mouth?
Does clenching teeth cause deeper valleys and opposed to grinding teeth which causes flattening? Molars
The facts: Nothing that you do or don't do will cause deeper valleys in your teeth. Clenching will also not have effect on tooth anatomy. Tooth grinding will flatten teeth as the enamel is worn away. If you have any of these issues, discuss possible ways to limit the harmful effects of bruxism on your teeth, gums and jaw joints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Resubmitted: can teeth planing and scaling, as a procedure, occur below the underside of a gingival pocket?
Periodontal therapy: Picture this: scaling and root planing inside a gingival pocket can be compared to scraping and cleaning all the junk and lint out of the pocket in your jeans. And the longer that junk has been in there the deeper your pocket grows. Only your dentist, with specialized tools and procedures can get it out. Once its clean, the pocket shrinks gradually to a more healthy and manageable situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Signs vs symptoms: Signs are what the doctor sees: inflammation, purulance (pus), plaque, bleeding on probing, spaces developing, root exposure, mobility. Symptoms are what you experience, and they can also be signs: bleeding from flossing/brushing, odor, spaces developing, changes to the bite, root exposure, red tissue, soreness and pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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