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Receding gum line on a molar. I'm 22. Is there any treatment for this or do I need graft surgery ! help?

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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Possible graft

Receding gums in young people generally means the gun is thin, the root too prominent, or there is an abbarant muscle pull .
Make sure you aren't over scrubbing the area. As a periodontist, gum grafting is a common procedure i perform routinely. The earlier treated, the easier the procedure. It isn't a major surgery. Have a periodontist look at the tooth to see if you need one or not.

In brief: Possible graft

Receding gums in young people generally means the gun is thin, the root too prominent, or there is an abbarant muscle pull .
Make sure you aren't over scrubbing the area. As a periodontist, gum grafting is a common procedure i perform routinely. The earlier treated, the easier the procedure. It isn't a major surgery. Have a periodontist look at the tooth to see if you need one or not.
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dr. Ragan Faler
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Dr. Abel Loredo
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Receding Gums

There are several reasons that cause receding gums.
One of the major reasons is gum disease. Another is agressive tooth brushing, forcing the gum down, creating deep grooves and exposing the roots. Some people can have strong muscular attachments on the gum that over time pull the gum off a tooth exposing the root. Find what is causing the problem. Graft surgery may be necessary to correct it.

In brief: Receding Gums

There are several reasons that cause receding gums.
One of the major reasons is gum disease. Another is agressive tooth brushing, forcing the gum down, creating deep grooves and exposing the roots. Some people can have strong muscular attachments on the gum that over time pull the gum off a tooth exposing the root. Find what is causing the problem. Graft surgery may be necessary to correct it.
Dr. Abel Loredo
Dr. Abel Loredo
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Personal evaluation

As good as the internet is for researching information and this website with many excellent knowledgeable and highly competent doctors and dentists, it cannot replace a personal clinical evaluation and consultation.
Find out what is causing the receding gum line and your options for prevention and treatment. Consult with a local periodontist.

In brief: Personal evaluation

As good as the internet is for researching information and this website with many excellent knowledgeable and highly competent doctors and dentists, it cannot replace a personal clinical evaluation and consultation.
Find out what is causing the receding gum line and your options for prevention and treatment. Consult with a local periodontist.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

The answer to this question depends on several factors.
Is this the only place in your mouth this is happening? How severe is it? What is the etiology or what is causing this condition? Please seek the services of a competent periodontist. This is a dentist that specializes in the treatment of the periodontium or the tissues that hold the teeth in your mouth.

In brief: Depends

The answer to this question depends on several factors.
Is this the only place in your mouth this is happening? How severe is it? What is the etiology or what is causing this condition? Please seek the services of a competent periodontist. This is a dentist that specializes in the treatment of the periodontium or the tissues that hold the teeth in your mouth.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Treatment

Have a periodontist take a look at that area.
If you need treatment, that treatment is a soft tissue graft.

In brief: Treatment

Have a periodontist take a look at that area.
If you need treatment, that treatment is a soft tissue graft.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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