Can My Receding Gums Grow Back?

Most people take good gum health for granted, only paying attention to their tooth health in Ajax. However, your gums are vital in supporting your teeth and protecting other structures around your teeth, including your jawbone. Unfortunately, gums can start to recede, for example, if they are damaged due to periodontal disease, a severe form of gum disease. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that causes gums to pull away from the teeth and recede. One of the first signs you may notice is that your teeth have started to look longer because the tooth roots are exposed. Once gums recede, the gum tissue cannot grow back.

How do you tell if you have receding gums?

As your gums recede, you may notice your teeth feel increasingly sensitive because the tooth roots are exposed, so eating and drinking hot and cold foods or anything lovely can become uncomfortable or even painful. You might also feel a notch when the tooth crown meets the tooth root. Other signs include gums that may frequently bleed in Whitby or look red and are tender to touch.

What do you do if you think you have receding gums?

If you are ever concerned about gum health, make an appointment to come and see us at Durham Dental Solutions. Our experienced dental team can check the condition of your teeth and gums, especially your gum health. It is essential to seek treatment quickly as the early signs of gum disease are reversible. Otherwise, there is a real risk that the other structures supporting your teeth, including your jawbone and ligaments holding your teeth in their sockets, will gradually become destroyed, especially if you have periodontal disease in Pickering. Ultimately, you may end up losing teeth.

How Can Receding Gums Be Treated?

The treatment suggested will depend on the extent of the recession. One treatment that may be recommended is scaling and root planing in Oshawa. The treatment is similar to a routine hygiene appointment but removes plaque and tartar buildup from below the gumline where your tooth roots have become exposed, deep cleaning your teeth and gums. After the plaque and tartar buildup are removed, the exposed tooth roots are gently planed or smoothed, a process that helps remove more infectious bacteria, and the smooth surface makes it easier for gums to reattach to your teeth. The smooth surface makes it harder for new bacteria to adhere. After this treatment, you may need to review your oral care routine to ensure you brush and floss thoroughly daily. After this treatment, your gums should gradually fit more snugly around your teeth as they heal and can more easily fight the infection.

Tissue Grafting

When a substantial amount of gum tissue is lost, you may need a gum or tissue graft in Clarington. During this procedure, the gum tissue is taken from another area in your mouth and stitched over the area where the gum is missing. Several types of gum grafts can be used. The type suggested depends on how much gum is needed and the availability of gum tissue in your mouth.

Tissue Regeneration

When gum loss is more severe, you may need a tissue regeneration treatment. In Newcastle, a membrane made from plasma-rich growth factors is applied to help encourage your body to heal quickly after surgery. It is created using your blood and plasma, so it is completely biocompatible and very effective.

Preventing Receding Gums

Regular dental checkups in Brooklin are the easiest and most effective way to prevent receding gums, as we can soon detect the early signs of this problem and provide suitable treatment.

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