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Dr. Charles Kattuah
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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


Dr. Joel Doyon
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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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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Dinh Bui
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Are there any natural cures to reverse receding gums?

Are there any natural cures to reverse receding gums?

No: Vitamin c will help tissue healing and repair but not reverse the receding gum. Identify and eliminate the cause of receding gum will stop further recession in other areas. Then gum graft to restore the lost gum tissue. ...Read more

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Dr. John Francis
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Can using a soft toothbrush help to reverse receding gums?

Can using a soft toothbrush help to reverse receding gums?

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 more

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Dr. Matthew Church
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Will receding gums grow back with proper oral care!?

Will receding gums grow back with proper oral care!?

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

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Dr. Joel Doyon
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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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Dr. John Francis
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What are the causes of receding gums when no disease is present?

Other factors: Brushing too hard with your toothbrush; orthodontic movement; some studies suggest grinding your teeth can influence gum recession; and then there are some that have receeding gums and we don't know why. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Piehl
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What should I do about my receding gums?

See a periodontist: Gum recession is often related to gum disease. Gum grafting might be possible depending on the severity and the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Shokri Wahib
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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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Dr. Mark Birnbach
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What can I do to sort out receding gums?

What can I do to sort out receding gums?

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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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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