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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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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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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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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