The gingival recession is a slow and gradual process that can happen at any age, although it is most common in adults. This condition has several causes, such as incorrect brushing, applying excessive force to the act of brushing, or use of inappropriate tools such as stiff bristle toothbrush. Some other conditions such as poor tooth position or bruxism, are also causes of gingival retraction.
How to reverse receding gums? But did you know that even those who have a healthy mouth can suffer from this evil? Yes, though few cases are, there are reports of occurrences gingival retraction without any apparent cause, and in healthy mouths. Prevention involves the adoption of good oral hygiene practices: proper tooth brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits.
What is gum recession?
It happens when there is a displacement of the gum and, with that, an exposure of the roots of teeth. This condition can affect only one tooth or several of them. Due to this exposure of the root disappears a coating layer and that exposes another portion of the tooth, the dentin, which is extremely sensitive. Further, it can cause tooth decay, dental hypersensitivity, and aesthetic problems.
What are the symptoms?
There are many series of symptoms such as:
- Exposure root of the teeth;
- Bleeding gums in the act of brushing;
- Bad breath;
- Feeling that the teeth are “loose”
- Pain in the teeth;
- Excessive sensitivity, even using cutlery.
It is important to find a dentist quickly when they appear the symptoms of gingival recession. The sooner this condition is treated, the less likely to undergo surgery to correct the problem.
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What are the options for treating?
There are a number of treatments available for gingival retraction, and generally, they are set to conform concerned. Typically, the first step is to address hypersensitive teeth and to this end, practitioners generally prescribe mouthwash or even fluoride application.
Causes of gingival recession
Poor brushing – In these cases, treatment takes the form of re-education of the act of brushing. The dentist can teach you new techniques for cleaning; prescribe new toothpaste or even a new toothbrush with softer bristles.
Gums Health– Any inflammation or infection of the gums can cause shrinkage if left untreated. In such cases, usually resorts to a treatment noninvasive, such as descaling by a professional cleaning and plaque. If the gum is greatly affected, it can do a regenerative therapy.
Dental procedures – Certain cases of gum recession are associated with dental implants, placement machine or bleaching sessions. In such cases, if there is enough inflammation of the gums, it can make regenerative sessions to correct the problem.