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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


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Will receding gums grow back with proper oral care!?

Will receding gums grow back with proper oral care!?

Sometimes: With mild recession due to improper home care, after a professional cleaning and proper maintenance, they can sometimes grow back. More often, moderate to severe gum recession requires cessation of the cause (bruxism, overzealous brushing, etc.) and corrective periodontal surgery. ...Read more

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What are the causes of receding gums when no disease is present?

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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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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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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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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How to tell if one is beginning receding gums? What can be done to prevent receding gums?

Brushing technique: Use soft bristles and warm water when brushing, keeps strokes short and round, . ...Read more

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Can orthodontists help with receding gums?

Can orthodontists help with receding gums?

Sometimes: If the receding gums are caused by mal- positioned teeth. However most of the time these problems require a periodontist! ...Read more

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Which doctors who fix gum recession?

Which doctors who fix gum recession?

Periodontists: Periodontists are dental specialists who have gone through 3 or more years of specialty/residency training after dental school, for proper treatmnt of all arrays of periodontal diseases, dental implants, and soft and hard tissue reconstruction in oral cavity. ...Read more

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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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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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