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Receding Gums: Causes & Prevention

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At Smile Hub Dental Clinic, we are aware of the negative effects dental health issues may have on confidence, particularly when they are uncomfortable or obvious to others.

In the past, receding gums were considered an unavoidable indication of aging and were supposed to occur over time. But you can address the problem and stop your receding gums from getting worse with preventative measures and skilled treatments.

It's recommended to schedule a check-up at Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Sutton Bayside, if something about your oral health doesn't seem or feel quite right. It's crucial that you seek expert treatment right away because receding gums may be an indication of a more serious condition like gum disease.

What are receding gums?

When your gums start to move away from the tooth, it is known as receding gums. Because more of the tooth is visible, teeth may appear longer.

What are the signs?

Gum recession is a fairly slow process, and most individuals are unaware of it until they start to notice the symptoms. Tooth sensitivity is one of the early symptoms of receding gums, but it starts to stand out as the tooth gets longer than it used to.

What are the causes of receding gums?

Gum recession can be caused by a number of different things. There are several additional causes besides simply becoming older that can cause receding gums. Gum recession can be exacerbated by overly vigorous brushing and inadequate oral hygiene. Periodontitis, which causes the gums to become inflamed as a result of plaque bacteria, can develop from poor oral hygiene. The gums may eventually start to recede if this condition is left untreated. Gum recession can also be brought on by smoking, trauma, or injury.

Additionally, genetics could contribute to gum recession. You can inherit from your parents the size and thickness of your gums. You are more likely to have thin gum tissue than your parents had, which increases your chance of developing gum recession. The greatest strategy to stop receding gums is to take care of your oral health because heredity cannot be changed.

How to Prevent it

The greatest technique to stop receding gums is to keep up with your fantastic oral hygiene routine. This entails brushing your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush and going to the dentist for check-ups on a regular basis. Maintaining good dental hygiene can also be aided by making healthy lifestyle choices like giving up smoking and drinking less carbonated beverages.

However, it's crucial to always plan a periodic check-up with your dentist and regular hygienist appointments if you do see any signs of receding gums. If you don't address the root of your receding gums, it will surely result in more severe oral health problems.

It should be remembered that gums cannot regrow once they have begun to recede. This is why it's crucial to get dental care at the earliest indication of any problems.

Professional Support

Your gums won't grow back after they've started to recede. There are professional treatments available to stop them from regressing even farther and to address the root of the problem. Your receding gums' underlying cause will always be addressed before any additional problems are later taken into account.

Regenerative surgery is frequently advised to help your gums naturally repair bone and tissue to the area where receding gums have eroded the bone supporting your teeth.

A root planing or debridement may be scheduled by your dentist if your case of gum recession is minor. This procedure is often called a "deep clean." The dangerous germs below your gumline will be removed by the dentist during this process.

Tissue Graft: Your dentist will advise you on the best gum tissue grafting technique. A connective tissue graft, which involves taking tissue from beneath the skin somewhere else in your mouth, is most frequently used to treat receding gums. The afflicted gum tissue is afterwards sewn to it.

If, after your operation, you are still not satisfied with your smile, there are further cosmetic solutions. For instance, removable gum veneers can improve the appearance of your smile.

Smile Hub Dental Clinic

Our team of specialized dentists at Smile Hub Dental Clinic will create a welcoming environment for you to talk about any dental health concerns you may be having. Do not hesitate to get in touch with our office right away if you see any indications of gum recession.

Click here to find out more about how we may help you stop your gums from receding. Alternately, make an appointment at Smile Hub Dental Clinic by speaking with a member of our welcoming reception staff.

Our mission is to provide exceptional aesthetic dentistry while also promoting long-term dental wellness.

Our carefully selected team of dental specialists will go above and beyond to ensure that each patient's treatment plan is specifically tailored to their needs.

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