How to Define and How to Treat Receding Gums.

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Everyone wants to have a pleasant appearance, without defects and shortcomings. A great role in the beautiful appearance plays a smile. But often smile spoil problems with your teeth, gums, which are usually caused by lack of or delayed care. One of the common problems, spoiling the appearance, is the recession of the gumsHow to treat receding gums?.[toc]

Gum recession is a disease that is characterized by the decrease of the level of gum and partial or full nudity tooth root.
In most cases, this disease is characteristic of older people. It is in this age gum lose their tone, become more loose and moving away from the teeth.

Although dentists increasingly determine this issue and young people.
Gum recession is divided into local and disseminated. Local treated faster and easier.

The main symptoms and factors that cause gum recession.

Gum recession is a disease that is difficult to detect. As it is usually not accompanied by pain and bleeding. And a small drop by a few millimeters, so soon will not be noticeable.
There are several features that You can define a recession. For example:

  • gum is gradually decreasing;
  • increased sensitivity to hot and cold;
  • partially or fully exposed the root of the tooth;
  • you receive the root caries.

Most often people notice increased sensitivity of teeth, when already all set of teeth bared, starts to hurt when getting food of different temperatures.

What causes receding gums? Also some most common ones are the following:

  • traumatic and improper brushing teeth;
  • various inflammations of the gums;
  • congenital malocclusion (or changed after the correction of teeth);
  • Change the gum tissue with age;
  • Bad habits;
  • Peculiarities of the mouth, gums and teeth.


As you can see, many of the causes associated with poor quality care of oral cavity and teeth. Poet, if to brush your teeth correctly and treat every crack gum or tooth diseases can be avoided.

How to treat receding gums?

What causes receding gums?When the disease began to disturb the person and causes unpleasant sensations of pain, it raises the question “how to treat receding gums?”
Dental professional will explain that the treatment of gingival recession cannot pass in one session. Тhe treatment is long period of time and is quite complex. For a start, the physician should determine what caused receding gums.

But do not be afraid of long-term treatment – after passing it, You can forget about the pain and begins to smile more often.
To treat this disease is necessary for several reasons: first, it looks ugly, and the second in this disease, the meal is very painful.
Furthermore, the lack of timely treatment will be another cause of root caries. This will lead to more serious and more difficult to treat.

Today dentists offer a choice of patients with many different methods of treatment of gingival recession. A popular method of treatment of gingival recession is surgery. So you can achieve a cosmetic effect, because the exposed roots of the teeth cover small patches of tissue taken from the sky patient.
If the disease is localized, and only some parts of the gums have defects, then use the methods of the lateral flap, which gives the opportunity to get a good cosmetic effect and raise the gum.
When common gingival recession basically apply the methodology trapezoidal flap, which moves coronary directly on the area of the recession.

How to treat receding gums in the early stages of the disease? In this case, is effective method of treatment of gingival recession collagen. This method permits to obtain positive effect without surgery.

In any case, should not be afraid of a visit to the dentist because early treatment will help to preserve the beauty and get rid of possible pain, connected with this disease.

Many, instead of going to the doctor, give preference to self-medication and traditional medicine. But it is not yet known a single case to rinse various infusions and decoctions helped to solve the problem. Therefore, it is not necessary to experiment, instead of seeking treatment. After all, You then spend time in vain, and the disease will continue to evolve.

13 Responses

  1. Brooke

    Gums started to hurt and when I brush my teeth, appears a little blood. Maybe it’s recessed gums?

  2. Victoria

    Do not worry, do not always hurt when the gums – they are residing. Go to the dentist, he will help.

  3. I too had this problem. I got it treated from my local clinic.

  4. Zvonimir

    I got pain in the gums. I went to the dentist and they made me feel better.

  5. My teeth do look a little longer than normal and at my gum line there is this weird thing where it is red and yellow-ish white spots. Is that receding gums? I’m pretty sure it is but I don’t know if it’s some other thing……

  6. I have no pain but my gums seem to be receding. What should I do?

  7. John McCormack

    Try to increase your protein content. Also have calcium supplements since this is absolutely vital for your teeth and bones. Take food that has plenty of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin D and vitamin K. Ensure that the meal has enough zinc, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Cheese, beans, oysters, fish, milk, sweet potatoes, liver, and egg yolk will see you through.

  8. Walter

    I am gong to school. Will I get this problem?

  9. John McCormack

    Onset of receding gums will only happen late in life. You do not have to worry about it.

  10. Ras Hoosain

    Is it possible to avoid pain?

  11. John McCormack

    Receding gums will not cause pain. If you have pain, you can use sensitive toothpaste and avoid drinking cold or hot beverages.

  12. Samuel

    We can definitely avoid this. What is the way?

  13. John McCormack

    No Samuel, this is an age-related disease. So, we cannot avoid it though it will take time with some people.

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