Receding Gums

Gingiva or gums are the pink tissue that covers the root of the tooth and the bone around the teeth. When the gums get damaged over time or due to disease, the gums can recede, exposing the sensitive root.

What are receding gums?

Get a sting of pain from eating something cold? You could be suffering from gum recession, a condition that arises when the gum tissue at the crown of the tooth begins to recede, exposing the sensitive root. It can be present without disease, as certain fragile gum types are predisposed to recession. However, it occurs most commonly when periodontitis (gum disease) is severe.

Receding gums Symptoms

  • Teeth may appear longer than usual.
  • Tooth mobility is affected (teeth wobble or move when pushed).
  • Dentin Hypersensitivity, or sensitive teeth.
  • Spaces between the teeth may seem larger (the space is no larger, but the gum no longer exists to fill it).
  • The root of the tooth may be exposed or visible.

When you experience these signs, you should consult a dentist to advise you on the appropriate receding gums remedy.

Receding gums treatment

Gum recession or gingival recession is almost always the result of bad oral hygiene, habits and receding gums cure involves – above all else – tackling the habits that are the root cause of the problem. If, for example, your gum recession is the result of severe or incorrect brushing techniques, your dentist can make recommendations for better brushing techniques or a more suitable type of toothbrush.

In more severe cases, cause-specific receding gums remedy may prove insufficient. In these cases, a dentist might refer their patient to a periodontist for soft-tissue graft surgery to create new gingiva.

In certain situations, it is possible to prescribe anti-sensitivity treatments that can manage sensitivity symptoms until you get a definitive receding gums cure at a local dentist.

Get in touch with a Teledentistry.com dentist now to see if you are a candidate for this type of treatment.

Commonly Asked Questions

It is a condition that arises when the gum tissue at the tooth’s crown begins to recede, exposing the sensitive root.
Receding gums are almost always the result of bad oral hygiene and habits such as severe or incorrect brushing techniques.
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