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Do Gums Grow Back Naturally
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 unhealthy-- gingival hyperplasia, other than that, you will need a free gingival graft or allograft to get your gum level back... See a periodontist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
If I have lost a small piece of my gums through rugby, what should I do? Will it grow back on it's own?
Lost gum?: Some do and some don't. It really depends upon where you lost the gum tissue and how the injury is handled. It's best to see your dentist or a periodontist right away for a one on one clinical examination and consultation. Better to be safe than sorry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a dentist: Gum recession is the process in which the margin of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth, or the tooth's root. Receding gums may be one of the first signs of gum disease. Gum recession is not something you want to ignore. If you think your child's gums are receding, make an appointment with your dentist. ...Read more
No: Gum tissue does not regenerate, so when it is lost, it is important for patients to control the reason for initial recession (whether it be poor oral health care, bruxism, etc.) and then speak to a periodontist about corrective soft tissue surgery to rebuild the tissue in the area and protect the roots of the natural teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Uncertain: Do not know what the lesion is. Recommend dental evaluation. ...Read more
If the gum on a child breaks off from trauma! It is on the front tooth will it grow back. He is 7 years old?
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?
My gum got detached from injury. I got Nincort Oral Gel for healing. Should I avoid this gel from touching my 2mm exposed root? Will my gum grow back?
Good oral hygiene is only 1/2 the battle.
You need to see your dentist to determine the cause of your recession. Is it from periodontal (gum) disease, over vigorous or incorrect brushing technique, from stress by clenching or grinding your teeth, genetic predisposition, prior difficult orthodontic treatment, poor occlusion (the way our teeth meet)? All of this needs to be evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more
Gum damage: Mild changes like swollen, puffy, inflamed, red, bleeding and slightly receded gums usually can recover 100% with proper dental care and oral hygiene. The longer it goes on and the greater the changes, the less likely to recover. Gingivitis is the early stage of periodontal (gum) disease and usually easy to treat. Periodontitis is more difficult to treat and may result in permanent damage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just had a cyst surgicly removed from my gums and they filled the space with bone graphing could it grow back?
There's like a white pimple on my upper gums that can pop and grow back. It looks like there's a little white next to it. I have a cavity to. Ideas?
My gum on my upper first molar got detached from injury by a brutal dental assistant when taking impression. Will it grow back & reattach to the tooth?
A hard object scraped my gum line. A tiny chip of the gum is gone and above it is still injured not harshly, will it grow back? Or consult my dentist?
I was in a fight and the guy put his fingers inside my lower gums he had wounded my mandibular frenum and its wide but not deep. Will it grow back?
Injury: It will likely heal up without a problem. If the frenum was truly torn through and through, it may not heal back exactly like it was. This is really of no concerns as long as the soft tissue heals. Any swelling? The main thing to keep an eye on is to make sure you aren't getting an infection. As long as the is no large amount of swelling, pus, or you are not getting a fever then you should be fine ...Read more