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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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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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Thoughts? Could my receding gums grow back if i start brushing regularly?

Thoughts? Could my receding gums grow back if i start brushing regularly?

No, but: Good oral hygiene is only 1/2 the battle. You need to see your dentist to determine the cause of your recession. Is it from periodontal ( gum) disease, over vigorous or incorrect brushing technique, from stress by clenching or grinding your teeth, genetic predisposition, prior difficult orthodontic treatment, poor occlusion (the way our teeth meet)? All of this needs to be evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Do receding gums grow back? What can you do to make them grow back on one tooth. Trying to preserve my teeth. The canine tooth is receding sensitive.

Do receding gums grow back? What can you do to make them grow back on one tooth. Trying to preserve my teeth. The canine tooth is receding sensitive.

Unfortunately No: There is no magic way to get your receding gums and underlying bone to grow back. Please seek the advice of a local periodontist to determine the best way to quell your sensitivity: medicaments, laser treatment, or gum grafting. All the best. ...Read more

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Can gums/receded gums grow back?

Can gums/receded gums grow back?

Most Likely, yes: While it’s possible to reverse receding gums, severe cases must be seen and treated by a periodontist for better results. Take care! ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for receding gums to come back?

How long is it supposed to it take for receding gums to come back?

They don't : When gums recede they don't grow back even if you eliminate the cause you should see a periodontist who can correct the recession by grafting tissue or using a membrane out of a box this is a plastic surgery procedure that works extremely well remember when the gums recede the underlying bone recedes as well weakening the support of the tooth. ...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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The tooth next to my dental implant is loose and clicking and there is gum recession. My dentist said that it will tighten back up. Second opinions?

The tooth next to my dental implant is loose and clicking and there is gum recession. My dentist said that it will tighten back up. Second opinions?

More info needed...: Radiographs, history of implant placement and periodontal status, as well as the reason your dentist feels the tooth is loose. If you want a meaningful second opinion, see a periodontist in your community for a consultation. ...Read more

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What should I do about my receding gums?

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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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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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