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How To Reverse Receding Gums
Depends: Most cases of receding gums can be treated by grafting over the exposed root. You should see a periodontist or gum specialist to discuss with him/her your options. As far as reversing the process i'm afraid that is impossible. Aggressive tooth brushing, grinding or bruxism, and orthodontics may contribute to recession. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Receding gums, also known as gingival recession, is the loss of gum volume due most commonly to gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). Other causes of gum recession include inherited genes, aggressive tooth brushing, tobacco and other drug use, as well as vitamin ...Read more
See a periodontist: At this time, we cannot reverse gingival recession and cause the gingiva to grow back. However, depending on where the recession has occurred , how much has receded and the health of the adjacent tissue, gingiva might be transplanted to cover the recessed areas. You need to see a periodontist to get your mouth evaluated and to help arrest further recession. ...Read more
Usually not: One thing to realize--if your gum is receding, what that really means is the supporting bone that was once there holding your gum up is going away. And that process can't be reversed by a toothbrush. Please see your dentist. There may be some corrective options available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See a dentist: Better flossing is always the gold standard for great oral care. Now, can increased flossing result in gums growing back? It all depends on how much gum tissue has receded and how much of the tooth shows. You should see a dentist to get an evaluation of your teeth, then he can discuss ways to get your gums to look the best way they can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Receding gums: Receding gums can be due to several factors. Primary is bacterial deposit on the roots of the teeth. If you haven't seen your dentist/hygienist recently, that would be the first step. Secondly, daily flossing and brushing to keep the bacteria off is essential. Grinding teeth at night can also put excessive forces on the gum and bone. A night guard might be appropriate ...Read more
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