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Receding Gums (Overview)

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 deficiencies and certain medications.


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Can brushing too hard cause receding gums?

Can brushing too hard cause receding gums?

Yes: It sure can. Try to use gentle circular motions rather than the back and forth sawing action. ...Read more

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Receding Gums (Overview)

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 deficiencies and certain medications.


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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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My gum has separated from my tooth after wisdom teeth extraction. How do they treat receding gums?

My gum has separated from my tooth after wisdom teeth extraction. How do they treat receding gums?

See dentist: You should return to your dentist to have a periodontal exam and then the various treatment options can be explained to you. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the latest treatment for receding gums ?

I'm wondering what is the latest treatment for receding gums ?

Receding gums Tx: 1. Diagnose the cause. 2. Address the cause. 3. Keep your teeth clean with proper brushing and flossing techniques. 4. See a dentist regularly for monitoring and cleanings. 5. Discuss treatment options with well qualified periodontist. Nothing has really changed and there are no new miracle technologies. Being in the hands of quality dentists is key. Following their advice is equally important! ...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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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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What can I do to get rid of a 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 more

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How can I prevent receding gums and sore gums?

How can I prevent receding gums and sore gums?

Routine dental care: Proper dental hygiene and the required dental care your mouth needs will help prevent those. Hard brushing, aging, and clenching/grinding can also cause gums to recede. ...Read more

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Receding gums. Want to avoid recommended gum graft w/alloderm.How likely is it to lose teeth from this in the future if i choose not to have surgery?

Receding gums. Want to avoid recommended gum graft w/alloderm.How likely is it to lose teeth from this in the future if i choose not to have surgery?

No way to predict: It's always hard to predict the future. It depends upon so many factors including but not limited to: the extent of the recession, your oral hygiene, the type and amount of the remaining gum, your brushing habits, your general health over time, habits such as bruxism, and the luck of the draw, etc. Your own periodontist can give you the best prediction. Monitor it & reconsider your decision! ...Read more

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I have receding gums in my lower front teeth and food gets deposited around the gumline..Is there any way to get back normal healthy gums?

I have receding gums in my lower front teeth and food gets deposited around the gumline..Is there any way to get back normal healthy gums?

See a dentist: For this, you need good dental care and ongoing personal care habits (brushing and flossing teeth.) please see a dentist for assessment of your current condition and recommendations for treatment. ...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