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Receding Gums Grow Back
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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