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Retainers caused severe gum recession on eye teeth?

Retainers caused severe gum recession on eye teeth?

Probably not: Recession of gingival tissues in the eye teeth area is most commonly found with agressive tooth brushing habit and/or using a too hard bristled toothbrush. Only if the retainer impinges upon these soft tissues could it be blamed for the recession. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Retainer (Definition)

Retainers are orthodontic appliances designed to minimize changes over time in your nice orthodontic result that you and your orthodontist have worked so hard for. Wear them as ...Read more


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Hi docs, would my teeth with gum recession come out when the orthodontist does an impression for my retainer?

Hi docs, would my teeth with gum recession come out when the orthodontist does an impression for my retainer?

Highly unlikely: However, if you indeed have such short roots, it may be best to not have orthodontic treatment. Discuss with your orthodontist before brackets are placed and look at your pano to understand the health of your root structure. ...Read more

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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?

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... All the best... ...Read more

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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 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

Yes, every night: You should brush your teeth at least three times a day or after every meal, and use proxy brush and floss prior to cleaning in the evening. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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A few adults maybe have one missing natural tooth. Can bruxism, in the lack of periodontal disease, cause severe gum recession?

A few adults maybe have one missing natural tooth. Can bruxism, in the lack of periodontal disease, cause severe gum recession?

Definitely, yes: Bruxism may cause tooth wear, severe gum recession, teeth movement and even damage or break teeth. Unfortunately, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. See OFP specialist for diagnosis and proper guard fabrication. ...Read more

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If I have moderate-to-severe dental gum recession (bottom front teeth) i probably have moderate bone loss, as well?

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 more

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If someone has teeth malocclusion that is the cause of gum recession, is it technically periodontal disease since it does affect the gums?

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 more

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Can drinking soda after using teeth whitening products cause gum recession? i drink soda right after i use it or sometimes a hour later

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 more