October 25 2019 by Refresh Dental
Receding gums is a form of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum recession is the condition in which your gums are pulled back from the tooth surface, resulting in exposure of the root surfaces of your teeth. This serious condition could even lead to tooth loss, so it's especially important to understand and know how to prevent receding gums from occurring. Luckily, there are ways to treat and prevent gum recession. With proper dental and gum care, you can improve the conditions of existing receding gums and even prevent further damage made to them.
What are the signs of inflammation for the gums and early symptoms of gum recession?
Careful, gentle cleaning can sometimes improve the above signs of gum inflammation or recession. If you are experiencing signs or symptoms of gum disease, we recommend that you consult with a dental professional as soon as possible for further assistance.
What are some of the primary causes for receding gums? What are the common risk factors?
The following list may prove useful to help protect and prevent against gum disease:
What does this tell us? One of the best tips for prevention of receding gums is to visit your dentist to get regular check ups as a dental professional can examine for early signs of gum recession. In addition, be sure to brush gently but comprehensively to maintain good oral health and to prevent the risk of gum disease.
Depending on the severity of tissue loss and tooth decay, treatment for gum recession is possible. If you think you may be experiencing receding gums, it is important that you speak with a dental professional at your earliest convenience.
The sooner you have your gums examined, the more potential treatment, prevention of further damage and/or saving of the tooth may prove helpful for you.
Some of the treatments for gum recession include:
In the most severe cases of receding gums, patients may require flap surgery or grafting. Since each case of gum recession surgery is unique, we advise you to speak with your respective dental professional to discuss the procedure and specificities for your case.
Believe it or not, there are even certain food for healthy gums. Want to know which ones?
We're happy to help. Contact Refresh Dental by clicking here to discuss the best options and tips for your gum and oral health today, and don't be shy about booking an appointment with us to get your gums checked today!
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