Receding gums is not normal and can often lead to pain and sensitivity. If this is happening to you, then you may be wondering what is going on with the health of your gums. This is where we come in. We can provide you with the ultimate guide for how to properly care for the health of your gums, so they don’t get worse.
There are a few reasons why you might be dealing with gum recession:
Aggressive brushing or flossing : While we are all for people giving their teeth and gums the proper care they deserve, you can still get an efficiently clean mouth while still being gentle. Being aggressive doesn’t mean you’re being thorough. Your oral care routine shouldn’t hurt.
Bruxism (teeth grinding) : If you often wake up with headaches or your partner has told you that you grind your teeth at night, then you may notice gum recession along with other issues.
Gum injury or trauma : If you have sustained an injury to a tooth or teeth, this could also result in gum-related problems.
Poor oral hygiene : If you aren’t someone who brushes or flosses regularly or properly, then gum recession could be a serious warning sign of gum disease.
Genetics : Sometimes you are just born with receding gums. If this is an issue that your parents also deal with, then you’re more likely to have this problem, too.
Despite the root cause of your gum recession, there is a way for us to treat it. Catching this problem early on will provide you with the best advantage for treating the problem before it gets worse. When you come in for your consultation, we will identify the cause so that we can provide you with the best options for treating it. If you aren’t someone who is maintaining good oral health, we may need to perform certain procedures to treat gum disease and prevent bone and tooth loss. Treatment may also be as simple as switching to a soft-bristled toothbrush and showing you techniques for how to clean teeth safely yet effectively.
If we find that gum disease is present, most cases can be treated with a procedure known as scaling and root planing, a more in-depth cleaning that also involves cleaning the roots of the teeth to prevent bacteria from growing there. We will also provide you with ways to manage your gum disease from the comfort of your own home to promote better oral health.
Interested in treating your gum Recession?
Call F. Neal Pylant, DMD, PC or Scott Lowry, DMD at (706) 543-0026 today!