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Reverse Gum Recession
See a dentist: Better flossing is always the gold standard for great oral care. Now, can increased flossing result in gums growing back? It all depends on how much gum tissue has receded and how much of the tooth shows. You should see a dentist to get an evaluation of your teeth, then he can discuss ways to get your gums to look the best way they can. ...Read more
Yes it can:
Where there is recession there is also some loss of the bone supporting your teeth. If you have too much bone loss then your teeth can become loose and you may loose them.
The best thing is treatment, the sooner the better, so that you do not loose your teeth. Your dentist may refer you to a periiodontist, a specialist in gum diseases for this problem. ...Read more
Several causes: There can be several causes for gum recession. It can happen when you clench or grind your teeth, brush too hard, have a bad bite, or poor dental hygiene. These are the most common reasons and the treatment will depend on the reason for the recession. So it is best to have a dental examination and fid out what is hapening in your mouth. ...Read more
Need examination: You need examination to determine cause and severity of the damage to the supporting tissues (if gums receding, so is underlying bone). Please call your dentist for examination before problem gets out of hand. ...Read more
Does most or at least half of the adult population have gum recession as a result of natural aging into their eighties?
Gum Recession: Improper homecare can cause gum recession. A waterpik is a great adjunct to homecare if used properly. It is good for patients who have difficulty manipulating floss and those who have pocketing too. Aiming the waterpik straight into the area between the teeth not up into the gum and spending time flushing each area creates suction (venturi effect) pulling debris out that the brush cant reach. ...Read more
Waterpik: Waterpiks are used to treat gum infections. When infected, the gum tissue swells. When it's healthy, it shrinks. If the waterpik is used properly (have your dentist or hygienist demonstrate the proper techniques) it will not cause recession, though the healthy tissue will be lower than before. ...Read more
Yes but limited: Receeding gum lines is usually due to poor gum health. This occurs from plaque and tartar building up on the tooth at the gum line causing an inflammatory response (gingivitis). Primary care physicians generally leave this to their dental colleagues, but can recommend good oral health, including daily flossing. Some may also prescribe an oral rinse (periodex) to help. See your dentist regularly. ...Read more
Gum recession: Gums recede for a number of reasons: age (40 and up), vigorous tooth brushing with a hard toothbrush, poor oral hygiene, tobacco chewing and gum disease. The food that you mentioned do not cause gum recession. There is a treatment for this condition. Rec.: see your dentist or periodontist for consultation and x-rays. ...Read more
Both are bone loss: Gum recession occurs when you've lost the bone and the gum around the tooth. There can be a combination of causes. Grinding, over scrubbing, developmental defects, or gum disease. A periodontal pocket means you've lost bone but not the gum around a tooth. This is an indicator of periodontal disease. See a periodontist for either of these things. ...Read more
Do most older adults have generalized gum recession regardless as to what the cause of the dental situation is?
Gum recession: On third of adults have some hume disease. If your gums are receding I would see a dental consult! ...Read more
Really stressing out about my gum recession. It is pretty extensive, and I'm scared. How much will insurance cover? Is there hope?
Bone loss: Please see a periodontist for an evaluation. This is the only way to determine what can be done to save your teeth. All the best... ...Read more
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?
I have had deeper pockets and more gum recession lately. Can flossing frequently hurt my gums? In the past 2 yrs, I started to floss 3x daily.
Hygiene review: Yes, you can damage gums by being overly agressive with floss or toothbrush. If your Oral Hygiene program is not working, if your gum disease is worsening, you are overdue for referral to a gum specialist. Ask your General Dentist for the name of the best Periodontist in your area, and go now before you loose even more gum and bone support. ...Read more
First things first: You need to determine the cause of the recession. Periodontitis (gum disease)? Brushing too hard? Grinding your teeth? Vitamins alone will not solve these conditions. Have yourself examined by a local dentist, with radiographs, to determine what problems you may have. Afterward, you can discuss a healthy diet together with any supplements that you might need. ...Read more
Periodontist: But you should have a good general dentist also who can help you look after your overall oral health ...Read more
Bone support: Lots of literature to demonstrate that placing teeth outside of proper bone support, or making them too procumbent or too protrusive, can result in unfavorable bone/gum support. Please talk to a qualified orthodomtic specialist about your concerns. ...Read more
Not that I am: Aware of. Typically tissue from the roof of the mouth is used to repair severe recession. ...Read more
Can it happen to many people who have advanced gum recession that any type of soft tissue grafting just would not help? Where do the gums go to?
Gum disease: Recession is a sign of gum disease. You have lost bone. Grafting can only help if you have enough bone to maintain your teeth. Grafting is done to be able to maintain the soft tissue attachment to protect the bone. A periodontist can evaluate your situation to help you keep your teeth. ...Read more
19 y/o male, 2 bottom and 1 top incisor slightly loose and sensitive. Maybe gum recession but not sure. Is dentist appointment in 2 weeks too late?
Absolutely!: A tongue piercing more often causes a fractured molar, but can also cause gum recession. Either of these things can create significant problems. Make sure you have an excellent hygienist and dentist. ...Read more
Afraid: Afraid I can't diagnose the cause of our pain without exam, x-ray's, ...Read more
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