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Can receding gums be treated and reversed?

Can receding gums be treated and reversed?

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 more

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Receding Gums (Definition)

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

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Help plz! Can receding gums be reversed?

Help plz! Can receding gums be reversed?

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

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Could i reverse gum recession by better flossing?

Could i reverse gum recession by better flossing?

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 more

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Does getting skin graphs on receding gums hurt?

Does getting skin graphs on receding gums hurt?

Sometimes: Pain is very variable and can be controlled with prescription pain meds, if needed. ...Read more

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Can orthodontists help with receding gums?

Can orthodontists help with receding gums?

Sometimes: If the receding gums are caused by mal- positioned teeth. However most of the time these problems require a periodontist! ...Read more

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What could cause swollen receding gums?

What could cause swollen receding gums?

Bactrial infection: If the bacteria is not removed regularly it can penetrate under the gums and cause deep pockets, the bacteria will attack the bone and will cause bone infection and the gums loose their support, as the pockets get deeper, the infection can cause recession and swelling of the gums as well. It is important to have a good oral hugiene and pregular dental visits for gum and teeth maintenance. ...Read more

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Bleeding & receding gums. Help?

Bleeding & receding gums. Help?

Treat bleeding first: Gingival inflammation must be eliminated and the cause removed prior to any graft perform to ensure the success of the graft. Cleaning, antibiotic, and follow up to treat the bleeding. Remove the cause of gum recession (always brush with soft toothbrush, never hard toothbrush). Treat occlusion. After all these therapy, graft the gum if in the esthetic zone. ...Read more

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Gingivoplasty - how normal do you look afterwards, if you had receding gums?

Gingivoplasty - how normal do you look afterwards, if you had receding gums?

It depends on extent: A gingivoplasty intends to alter the current look of the gums. I am unaware of any procedure that can overcome general gum recession by lowering gum onto the teeth. In localized areas where clefs exist or loss of attachment occurs gingival grafts, both free and rotated pedicle types work well to overcome loss of attachment provided occlusal trauma is eliminated and excellent hygiene is in place. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for receding gums?

What are the treatments for receding gums?

Depends: Their are several causes for gum recession. Occlusion, incorrect brushing, gum disease, etc. See yourbgeneral dentist to determine the cause. Then you can procede after the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Best toothpaste if receding gums and enamel?

Best toothpaste if receding gums and enamel?

ADA Seal: There are many good toothpastes on the market (have ada seal). None are meant specifically for gum recession, but there are many that can help reduce the hot and cold, sweet and sour sensitivity associated with recession. Also extremely important not to use a very abrasive toothpaste or hard/medium toothbrush--use only a soft tooth brush. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more

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