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Retainers Caused Severe Gum Recession On Eye Teeth
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Hi docs, would my teeth with gum recession come out when the orthodontist does an impression for my retainer?
Palate tissue will be used to decrease a canines (eye tooth) gum recession. Friends say there is a lot of unavoidable post-op pain, regardless. True?
Post op pain:
Everyone has a different pain tolerance... I've extracted teeth without an anesthetic and the patient did not flinch... other patients need injections to get their teeth cleaned. You're asking for a yes or no answer, which cannot be given. There will probably be some discomfort which will be managed with pain meds. Follow post op instructions and don't worry...
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I wear retainers every night and have gum recession. Should I use a proxy brush every night? I always rinse each it before I apply to each tooth
I see gaps between my lower teeth (fixed retainer) after the dentist cleans it up. Could this be a case of receding gums? If so, can it be healed?
Black triangles: Plaque and especially tarter can damage your gums. Fixed lower retainer makes cleaning more challenging. Once gum tissue is lost it will not regenerate. To prevent further gum recession, and formation of unsightly black triangles, you must clean between the teeth below the retaining wire. Use a floss threaded and floss, an inter proximal brush, or a Water Pik DAILY. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A few adults maybe have one missing natural tooth. Can bruxism, in the lack of periodontal disease, cause severe gum recession?
If I have moderate-to-severe dental gum recession (bottom front teeth) I probably have moderate bone loss, as well?
Yes that is true.: Yes, moderate-severe gum recession is the result of moderate-severe bone loss in the area. The gum tissue can not exist with out the underlying support of the bone. If you did not also have the bone loss, then the bone with be exposed where the gum has receded. You need to see a periodontist every 2-4 months for continued follow up care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If someone has teeth malocclusion that is the cause of gum recession, is it technically periodontal disease since it does affect the gums?
Not Really: While there is a "gum" component to the problem, the gingival recession is the result of mal-occlusion. Periodontal disease is most often associated with specific pathogens, genetics, medications causing an abnormal oral environment, poor hygiene or any combination of the above, including mal-occlusion as a factor. There is not a simple answer, but correction of the occlussal problem will help! ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Can drinking soda after using teeth whitening products cause gum recession? I drink soda right after I use it or sometimes a hour later
Not likely: Not likely. However, you can set yourself up for some serious decay, as the soda has phosphoric acid in it which will demineralize the tooth and if there is sugar, you will be ripe for decay. Many sodas also have citric acid which will make it even worse. Drink water. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can drinking soda after using teeth whitening products cause gum recession? I used 4 boxes where 2 of the boxes say to use once per year.
Can a dentist cause you to get gum recession with a teeth cleaning or using too much force on teeth or gums in a teeth cleaning? Or use something else
No: Gum recession and periodontal disease occurs over a long period of time, not in the 1/2 hour or forty five minutes you sit in the dental chair, possibly twice per year. The treatment we administer to our patients is to help them, not hurt them. Your recession is from brushing too hard, grinding your teeth, or neglect. Don't blame your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should I brush the top of my mouth to clean? My dentist told me it causes gum recession and it is not necessary. What about skin next to the teeth?
Be gentle: Brushing roof of mouth unnecessary. Gums next to teeth need to be cleaned, especially the sulcus between the gum and the tooth. Important: 1-use SOFT t-brush, 2- brush gently but thoroughly 2 full minutes by the clock 2x/day, 3-don't scrub hard, 4-floss DAILY, 5-ask your Dentist/Hygienist to personalize your Oral Hygiene regimen, 6-have regular professional care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does flossing more than 1x a day bad for your teeth? Does it cause gum recession if you floss hard enough?
Flossing: Flossing correctly by gently passing the floss between the teeth to remove bacteria and debris will not harm your teeth or gums. Flossing incorrectly by snapping the floss down hard through the contact, and impacting food and bacteria into the gum as well as traumatizing the tissue can cause damage over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How often do you floss before you cause gum recession to your teeth? I floss twice or more between each tooth for 5 years. I think it may cause it
I used 3 boxes of teeth whitening where two of the white strip boxes says to use once per year. Can this cause gum recession or other teeth problems?
Is it ok to change retainers 1 week after deep cleaning on my left side. Right side was clean 2 weeks prior. Would this cause gum recession?
Unrelated: Retainers are removable appliances that are worn when the braces are removed, to hold the teeth in their permanent position. A deep cleaning may be recommended if excessive plaque and tartar deposits have developed below the gum line and not related to your retainers. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Sometimes flossing severely hurts, and I have battled gum recession for years. Could eating raw garlic regularly help kill bacteria in my mouth?
Flossing: If flossing hurts either your gums are inflamed (infected) or you're doing it wrong. You are probably in need of treatment by a bone/gum specialist. Please schedule with a Periodontist. Think of it this way, what you have been doing up until now has been ineffective. Time to see a specialist for care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer