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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Receding Gums

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What should I do about my receding gums?

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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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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Help plz! Can receding gums be reversed?

Help plz! Can receding gums be reversed?

See a periodontist: At this time, we cannot reverse gingival recession and cause the gingiva to grow back. However, depending on where the recession has occurred , how much has receded and the health of the adjacent tissue, gingiva might be transplanted to cover the recessed areas. You need to see a periodontist to get your mouth evaluated and to help arrest further recession. ...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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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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Will receding gums grow back with proper oral care!?

Will receding gums grow back with proper oral care!?

No: Gum tissue does not regenerate, so when it is lost, it is important for patients to control the reason for initial recession (whether it be poor oral health care, bruxism, etc.) and then speak to a periodontist about corrective soft tissue surgery to rebuild the tissue in the area and protect the roots of the natural teeth. ...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 are the treatments for receding gums?

What are the treatments for receding gums?

Depends: Their are several causes for gum recession. Occlusion, incorrect brushing, gum disease, etc. See yourbgeneral dentist to determine the cause. Then you can procede after the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the latest treatment for receding gums ?

I'm wondering what is the latest treatment for receding gums ?

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 more

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Bleeding & receding gums. Help?

Bleeding & receding gums. Help?

Treat bleeding first: Gingival inflammation must be eliminated and the cause removed prior to any graft perform to ensure the success of the graft. Cleaning, antibiotic, and follow up to treat the bleeding. Remove the cause of gum recession (always brush with soft toothbrush, never hard toothbrush). Treat occlusion. After all these therapy, graft the gum if in the esthetic zone. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen receding gums?

What could cause swollen receding gums?

Bactrial infection: If the bacteria is not removed regularly it can penetrate under the gums and cause deep pockets, the bacteria will attack the bone and will cause bone infection and the gums loose their support, as the pockets get deeper, the infection can cause recession and swelling of the gums as well. It is important to have a good oral hugiene and pregular dental visits for gum and teeth maintenance. ...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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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 you do about receding gums and cavities?

What can you do about receding gums and cavities?

See a dentist: Your dentist, after an examination, can treat your cavities and discuss ways to stop your gingival recession. ...Read more

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What should I do about receding gums and cavities?

What should I do about receding gums and cavities?

See a Dentist: Your situation needs to be evaluated individually by a dental professional. They may refer you out to a periodontist for your receding gums. Without care, your situation will progress..... Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any natural cures to reverse receding gums?

Are there any natural cures to reverse receding gums?

No: Vitamin c will help tissue healing and repair but not reverse the receding gum. Identify and eliminate the cause of receding gum will stop further recession in other areas. Then gum graft to restore the lost gum tissue. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for receding gums to come back?

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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Gingivoplasty - how normal do you look afterwards, if you had receding gums?

Gingivoplasty - how normal do you look afterwards, if you had receding gums?

It depends on extent: A gingivoplasty intends to alter the current look of the gums. I am unaware of any procedure that can overcome general gum recession by lowering gum onto the teeth. In localized areas where clefs exist or loss of attachment occurs gingival grafts, both free and rotated pedicle types work well to overcome loss of attachment provided occlusal trauma is eliminated and excellent hygiene is in place. ...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 a waterpik cause gum recession?

Can a waterpik cause gum recession?

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

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Could retainers cause gum recession?

Could retainers cause gum recession?

Yes: If i'll fitting...See orthodontist for adjustment. If treated with expansion when extraction was a better choice then recession may be a consequence. Overly vigorous brushing and coincidental gum disease may be cause. See a gum specialist, a periodontist. ...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