Treatment Protocol for Gum Recession

by | Nov 21, 2017 | general dentistry

The receding gums affect the smile and increase the risk of gum disease with loose teeth. The treatment and prevention will slow down the progression of the gum recession. You need to maintain the oral health and visit the dentist twice a year. If you have severe gum recession, then consult the periodontist who is a specialist in gum disease. The dentists will notice the receded gums as soon as they see the gums.

Treatment for Gum Recession

The treatment for gum recession  in Thornhill depends on the causes which result in the gum problems. The gum recession cannot be treated, but it can be prevented from getting worse. If brushing and flossing is an issue, then change your behaviors with the consultation of your hygienist. Mouth wash is prescribed daily for fighting against plaque.

Mild gum recession results in the increased risk of bacteria formation within the pockets of the affected area. The gum disease develops quickly in the areas where the gum disease already exists. You need a scaling and root planning treatment for mild gum recession.

The following are the stages of gum disease:

  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Advanced periodontitis

If there is a severe gum recession, the patients might require a procedure which is termed as gum grafting. This method helps in restoring the lost gum tissues. The process involves the requirement of gum tissue from elsewhere in the mouth to the area which requires the grafting. As soon as the area heals, the exposed tooth is restored with a natural appearance.

The following signs indicate the gum recession:

  • Loose teeth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Spacing in teeth
  • Red, swollen and puffy gums
  • Discomfort or tenderness in the gums.

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