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Do Receded Gums Grow Back
Do receding gums grow back? What can you do to make them grow back on one tooth. Trying to preserve my teeth. The canine tooth is receding sensitive.
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 more
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 more
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 more
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?
Receded gums: 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. ...Read more
Depends: All depends on what has caused it to deteriorate. See the specialist - the Periodontist- for examination and diagnosis and causative factor determination. Then discuss your options. Good Luck. ...Read more
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
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?
See a pedodontist: A dentist who specializes in the care of children's teeth. Schedule an appointment for evaluation. X-rays and option treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
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?
Will not grow back: Your gum will not grow back on its own. Please see a Periodontist (gum specialist) for a procedure to repair it. Failure to do so may result in a lifetime of problems. ...Read more
I just had a cyst surgicly removed from my gums and they filled the space with bone graphing could it grow back?
Probably not: It depends upon what kind of cyst. Check with the doctor that removed it. ...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 more
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?
Abcessed tooth: See your dentist. You may have a dead infected tooth. If this happens it can form a pimple above the tooth. A sinus track can form from the tooth infection and drain out into the mouth through the gum or mucosa. ...Read more
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?
Most likely: And I'm confident that the assistant did not mean to injure you. These thing happen sometimes. Your dentist should be monitoring the injury and advising you on the healing progression. ...Read more
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?
Gum injury: Yes, please consult your dentists to make sure the teeth and nerves are ok. Nature will help that tissue to grow back but we need to create the best conditions for that to happen. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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
One-two weeks: Your post-operative healing time will vary, usually ranging from one-two weeks. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op evaluation. ...Read more
I had a popcorn stuck in my molar. The inflammation has gone down but still, it is somewhat swollen and sensitive. Ithurts to brush/eat from there. Will the gum grow back?
Yes: If you had healthy gum before the popcorn incident then your gums will recover. ...Read more
My 9 year old son has injured his front gum in a car accident, his front teeth are fine, he has lost all of his front top gum. Will this grow back?
No: He needs immediate care. Ask your Dentist to refer you to a gum/bone Specislist. Do NOT delay. ...Read more
What are these bumps I keep getting on the back part of my gums where my wisdom teeth supposed to grow?
Impact teeth: You either have an impact wisdom teeth that causes inflammation and tried to drain, or in the case of the wisdom teeth missing or already extracted, you may have an odontogenous cyst that is growing and draining. Consult with your dentist for removal of the cyst and follow up to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
The gum in my mouth is continuing to grow over my back right bottom tooth and has a lump that is growing as well. What is it and what do I do?
Swollen gums: It could be that your third molar is trying to erupt or you might have an accessed tooth or gum. Please see a dentist as soon as possible to avoid excessive pain and infection. ...Read more
Separation of gums around left third and second molars with pain in very back gums where wisdom teeth would grow in. Pain started after cavity filling?
Wisdom teeth: Your wisdom teeth may get stuck in your jaw and not be able to break through your gums at your age (16). See your dentist for Panoramic x-ray and eval. ...Read more