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Receding Gums Treatment
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 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
Surgery or nothing: Recession is not ideal, but can occur due to poor brushing technique, use of medium or hard toothbrushes, genetically inadequate gum, trauma, etc. Surgery can be performed to try to restore the lost gum and cover the root, but may only be able to regain 50% of what has been lost. If the recession is minimal, 2mm or less, surgery would usually be considered optional. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For 8months i use a dirty mirror which has white spots to floss while on invisalign. can this cause invisalign treatment less effective, gum recession?
For 3 years i use dirty white spot mirror to floss with inhale/exhale toward mirror. can it cause gum recession or less effective invisalign treatment?
Need to see: A dentist to find out the cause for the recession. Most often - the cause of malocclusion, clenching or grinding, not good oral hygiene, lack of gingival stimulation, familial history of gingival disease. If the areas are sensitive, desensitizing toothpastes can be effective, or a simple bonding (restoration) can be placed to correct the defect. ...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
Type: Root planning (one n but self correct won't allow) is the careful scraping (planning)of the root surface below and sometimes above the gum. This is done to remove all accumulations and create a smooth surface which is easier to clean and therefore promotes an environment for healthier tissue response. It is a form of gum treatment. Beyond this is surgical intervention, traditional or laser. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a Periodontist: If you have been experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease it is time to see a periodontist. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum related diseases. Call your local dental society for referral near you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Dr spector is absolutely correct. Gum recession can be caused by overly aggressive traumatic oral hygiene. Recession can be caused by poor oral hygiene with resultant gum disease. It can also be caused by teeth expanded beyond their bone support or by traumatic occlusion. Ask your dentist if consultation w periodontist, orthodontist, or both, is in order. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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