Surgical periodontal therapy
Gum recession can be difficult to self-diagnose in its earlier stages because the changes often occur without symptoms and gradually.
Gum recession is a common problem in adults, but it may also start to occur in teenage years. Treatment depends on the cause of gum recession.
Receding gums treatment
There are various stages of gingival recession so it’s paramount that the type of recession you have is identified before treatment is considered.
The treatment required for receding gums is dependent on the extent of the recession. You may simply need to see the dental hygienist for instructions on how to carefully clean the teeth in an atraumatic way, you may need some deep cleaning, or you may need to see the specialist periodontist for gum surgery. Seeking advice at the earliest signs of gum recession can prevent the need for surgical intervention.
How to stop receding gums
When it comes to treating receding gums, the only thing better than treatment is prevention, so as long as you take care of your gums, you greatly reduce the chances of suffering from receding gums. Many are misled into believing that it’s just a consequence of growing older, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Following these simple steps can help to avoid recession:
- Cutting back on bad habits, like smoking for example, as this makes it harder for the gum tissue to repair itself.
- Ensuring you maintain a effective oral hygiene, including brushing and cleaning between the teeth on a daily basis. An unclean mouth makes it much easier for gum recession to develop because of the build up between the teeth.
- Regular cleanings with your dental team to eradicate any plaque buildup as well as monitoring the current state of your gums.
Unfortunately, some people are predisposed the risk of gum recession, because of a susceptibility or their natural gum anatomy, but this doesn’t mean you can’t take preventative measures.