Gum Recession is when your gum tissue surrounding your tooth pulled away from your teeth. When gum recedes, space can develop between tooth and gum allowing bacteria causing disease to build up. It also exposed tooth’s root causing sensitivity to cold and hot, and if ignored the surrounding tissue and bone structures of the teeth can be damaged, and might cause tooth loss. Gum recession is a dental condition that most often people weren’t aware since it happens slowly.
Causes of Gum recession:
- Brushing teeth too hard or using hard-bristled toothbrush.
- Periodontal disease.
- Ill-fitting dentures.
- Trauma to gum tissues such as sports injury.
- Prominent toot roots.
- Smoking tobacco
- Clenching and grinding teeth
Treatment on Gum Recession may vary depends on the cause:
- Brushing too hard- Your dentist will demonstration you the proper brushing technique to prevent further harm on your teeth and gums.
- Periodontal Disease- Your dentist will do deep cleaning, plaque and tartar will be removed from tooth and root surface enabling gum tissue to heal and reattached to the tooth.
- Ill-fitting dentures- Your dentist may alter or re-do your denture.
- Advanced gum recession- Gum grafting maybe necessary. A thin piece of gum tissue from patients mouth will be taken and attach it where the gum tissue is receded.
In general proper oral healthcare is necessary as prevention, Brush your teeth at least twice a day, use dental floss, clean your tongue, use proper brushing technique and visit your dentist on a regular basis.Leave a reply →