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Receding Gum Line
Lots: But 1st you have to stop the recession. Please see a Periodontist to treat your gum disease. Then the Periodontist, your Restorative Dentist, and possibly an Orthodontist can do esthetic treatment. But it's extremely important that the infection be treated first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Receding gum line on a molar. I'm 22. Is there any treatment for this or do I need graft surgery ! help?
Possible graft: Receding gums in young people generally means the gun is thin, the root too prominent, or there is an abbarant muscle pull . Make sure you aren't over scrubbing the area. As a periodontist, gum grafting is a common procedure i perform routinely. The earlier treated, the easier the procedure. It isn't a major surgery. Have a periodontist look at the tooth to see if you need one or not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gingival recession: It could mean you are brushing too hard or with a hard toothbrush. It could mean you have a thin bio type/gums and you had orthodontic treatment that caused this. You could have occlusion or biting force issues. You could have gum disease. You could be traumatizing the gums by picks or flossing too much. Ask you dentist at your next exam ...Read more
Bleeding gums: You may have gingivitis or/and periodontal disease. Plaque is a sticky bio film that can be removed with a toothbrush, calculus is a harder and attaches itself to the tooth and root surface and needs to be removed professionally by a hygienist or dentist. See you dentist for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
High gum line?: I'm not sure what you mean by a high gum line. That can be interpreted as severe recession on your upper teeth or a high lip line where a lot of gum shows even without a wide smile. In either case the answer is yes, but would have to be evaluated by the appropriate dental specialist. Start by posing that question to your general dentist who might refer you to a periodontist, or os\orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gum grafting: Gum grafting with your own connective tissue or with alloderm is recommended. However, grafting is only restore your lost gum. Treating the cause of the lost gum is a must prior to grafting. Make sure occlusion is correct and stable in the area of graft. This will reduce the chance of graft failure greatly. Prevention of future gum recession is the key for successful treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a cavity near my gum line and it is goin underneathe my gum line .What would be the best procedure for this? It does not hurt or swell.
I am on day seven of healing and the sutures have begun coming out on their own. The gum line has receded a bit as well. How can I prevent failure?
In reference to?: From your description not sure if you are discussing an implant or graft. A little gum recession is normal with both, as is sutures getting loose. To insure success, follow all post treatment directions, finish all Rxs as indicated, treat the surgical site with extreme care, don't eat anything like toast, chips, etc and call your surgeon if anything seems abnormal or becomes painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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