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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Gingival Recession

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Can flossing be the cause of gum bleeding?

Can flossing be the cause of gum bleeding?

The OPPOSITE - TRUE!: Only for those that floss RELIGIOUSLY .....I mean- on Xmass and Easter....so , when you try to floss on a regular day- your gums will bleed ;-( Try to floss EVERY day for three weeks, bleeding shills subside or stop ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of tooth loss besides poor dental hygiene?

What are the possible causes of tooth loss besides poor dental hygiene?

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 more

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Could retainers cause gum recession?

Could retainers cause gum recession?

Yes: If i'll fitting...See orthodontist for adjustment. If treated with expansion when extraction was a better choice then recession may be a consequence. Overly vigorous brushing and coincidental gum disease may be cause. See a gum specialist, a periodontist. ...Read more

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Could a waterpik cause gum recession?

Could a waterpik cause gum recession?

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 more

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A few adults maybe have one missing natural tooth. Can bruxism, in the lack of periodontal disease, cause severe gum recession?

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A few adults maybe have one missing natural tooth. Can bruxism, in the lack of periodontal disease, cause severe gum recession?

Definitely, yes: Bruxism may cause tooth wear, severe gum recession, teeth movement and even damage or break teeth. Unfortunately, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. See OFP specialist for diagnosis and proper guard fabrication. ...Read more

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Can a waterpik cause gum recession?

Can a waterpik cause 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 more

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What are the causes of jaw abscess/bone loss and subsequent tooth death, with no trauma, cracking, etc?

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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 more

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Periodontist question: do alloderm gum grafts usually lead to any added vertical millimeter covering of teeth roots?

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

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Risks of gum injuries in the periodontal pockets. Apart from trauma, if the periodontal pocket is peeling off what could cause this?

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Risks of gum injuries in the periodontal pockets. Apart from trauma, if the periodontal pocket is peeling off what could cause this?

Periodontitis: Periodontal pockets may lead to bone loss if left untreated. Bone resorption, followed by gingival tissue recession, and thus exposed the root of the tooth involved. This condition is called periodontitis. ...Read more

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Will general cleaning of gum prevent loss of tooth and bone?

Will general cleaning of gum prevent loss of tooth and bone?

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 more

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What are some common gum recession issues?

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 more

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Need gum surgery for receding gums, which is better, donor gum tissue or using gum graft from the roof of the mouth?

Need gum surgery for receding gums, which is better, donor gum tissue or using gum graft  from the roof of the mouth?

Graft: I always see that, it is not the product, but it is the hand of the doctor that matters in many successful cases. Rather than a product choice, find out which product you and your surgeon would most benefit from to get you the best possible result? ...Read more

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Does clenching teeth cause deeper valleys and opposed to grinding teeth which causes flattening? Molars

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 more

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Is itchiness caused by gum recession?

Is itchiness caused by gum recession?

No: Usually teeth- sensitivity is from gum recession. Itchiness in your mouth may be from some reaction of your body to food / spices/ herbs etc. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of tooth decay?

What are the main causes of tooth decay?

Bacteria and sugar: Decay germs eat sugar. They digest it and secrete acid. This acid disolves tooth structure and we call that decay. So, don't eat the sugar and clean really well and the decay rate drops. ...Read more

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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 more

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Is gum swelling linked to other diseases of the body?

Is gum swelling linked to other diseases of the body?

Yes...can be: There are numerous diseases that can affect the gums. I would suggest a consultation with a periodontist and see if you have gum disease and whether a consult with your physician is indicated. ...Read more

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What are signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease?

What are signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease?

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 more

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Could periodontisis and gum disease cause fatigue?

Gumm Fatigue: Periodontitis is caused by accumulation of germs and bacteria in the mouth and gums. It will spread through the blood vessels and could result in beign tired and weak. Also people look older. ...Read more

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