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Receding Gums Treatment

Receding Gums TreatmentLoss of gum tissue can cause discomfort and pain, as well as making the individual feel self-conscious or embarrassed. Fortunately, there is often a way to treat this issue. Receding gums treatment is most often performed by a specialist periodontist in order for it to be safe and effective.

 

Causes of gum recession

Gum recession can be caused by a number of issues. The most common causes are:

  • The development of Gum Disease and gum infection.
  • Applying too much pressure when brushing and flossing. Also, if the bristles of the toothbrush are too hard this can cause recession of the gums.
  • Smoking or using chewing tobacco.
  • Not maintaining an effective dental hygiene routine. Additionally, not attending regular dentist check-ups.
  • Clenching and grinding teeth (Bruxism).
  • Lip or tongue piercings.
  • Genetically thin gums.

 

Symptoms of gum recession

It is not always easy to spot the signs of receding gums, as often it happens slowly over a long period of time. However, your dentist may be able to identify receding gums in their early stages. Some symptoms to look out for are loose teeth, exposed roots, a rough tooth texture along the gum line, teeth appearing longer than usual, and increasing gaps in the teeth.  Additionally, patients may notice signs that could seem unrelated. These include sensitive teeth, sore or swollen gums, bleeding from the gums, and also bad breath.

 

Treatments for gum recession

Receding gums treatment can vary depending on the cause of the problem and its severity. Our registered Specialist Periodontist will be able to identify and treat the issue accordingly.

Scaling and root planing: This is a non-surgical treatment for mild gum recession. This technique provides deep cleaning of the root surfaces. This will help to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar build-up in an attempt to halt the gum recession.

Gum Grafting: If less invasive methods fail then a surgical procedure may be needed. Gum grafting is a technique used by a periodontist to rebuild the gum tissue. This is achieved by removing tissue from another part of the mouth (usually the roof of the mouth) and transplanting it onto the affected gum receded area.

 

Prevention of gum recession

Preventing this issue in the first place is always preferable. Therefore, there are certain actions individuals can take to try and stop the issue from developing. These include:

  1. Applying good daily dental hygiene.
  2. Abstaining from tobacco products.
  3. Eating a healthy, balanced diet.
  4. Purchasing a toothbrush that has softer bristles or an electric toothbrush.

 

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Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. To book a Specialist Periodontist consultation call 020 3613 3185 or email us or book an appointment online.

 

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