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How Is Gum Recession Treated?

Mild gingival recession treatment is done by the dentist by thoroughly cleaning the affected area. During deep cleaning, plaque and tartar are carefully removed on the teeth and root surfaces below the gum line, and the exposed root area is smoothed to make it difficult for bacteria to attach. If your dentist deems it necessary, they may also prescribe antibiotics to get rid of any remaining harmful bacteria. If your gum recession is too serious to be treated with a deep cleaning due to excess bone loss and very deep pockets, gum surgery may be needed to repair the damage caused by the recession.

What Type of Surgery Is Used to Treat Gingival Recession ?

Your dentist will determine for you the best type of procedure to use based on your individual needs. The following surgical procedures are used to treat gingival recession:

During this procedure, the dentist folds back the affected gingival tissue, removes harmful bacteria from the pockets, and then fixes the gingival tissue firmly in place on the root of the tooth, minimizing or completely removing the cavities.

If the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed as a result of gum recession, a procedure to rebuild lost bone and tissue may be recommended. As with reducing pocket depth, your dentist folds back the gum tissue and removes bacteria. A regenerative material such as a membrane, graft tissue or tissue stimulating protein is applied to this area. After the regenerative material is put in place, the gum tissue is fixed to the root of the tooth or teeth.

There are various types of gum tissue graft procedures, but the most commonly used is the connective tissue graft. In this procedure, tissue is taken from the upper palate or another donor site and sutured to the gingival tissue surrounding the exposed root.

How to Prevent Gum Recession ?

The most basic way to prevent gingival recession is to perform full and regular dental care. Brush and floss your teeth daily and visit your dentist at least twice a year or as recommended. If you have gum recession, your dentist may want to see you more often. Always use a soft-bristled toothbrush and ask your dentist to show you the correct way to brush your teeth. Other ways to prevent gum recession include:

  • If you are using cigarettes or any other tobacco product, quit immediately.
  • Eat a balanced and healthy diet
  • Follow closely the changes in your mouth and do not neglect it.

What is Calculus (Tartar)?

The acidic environment created by the consumed foods in the mouth and the residues left by the foods on the teeth cause the accumulation of bacterial plaques on the teeth. Tooth brushing; It is basically a treatment method for cleaning these bacterial plaques, removing food residues on the teeth and in the mouth, and eliminating the plaques formed in the mouth. If oral and dental care practices such as brushing and flossing are not performed regularly, the bacterial plaques formed on the teeth remain for a long time. While this causes bacteria to damage the tooth enamel and cause dental caries, some bacterial plaque also hardens and forms tartar, also called tartar.

How To Clean Tooth Stone (Tartar) ?

In the dental cleaning process, tartar and plaques on the tooth surface are cleaned using various tools and utrasonic devices. These tools do not damage the tooth enamel and are only effective in removing plaque and tartar that have covered the tooth surface. It is a treatment method used to clean teeth, prevent problems such as gingivitis, and to prevent problems that can progress to gingival recession and tooth loss. Depending on the body and oral care, tooth tartar may recur between a few months and a few years. For this reason, we recommend that teeth cleaning be done every six months under normal conditions. This should be seen as a routine oral care procedure.

What is gingivitis?

If oral care and routine tooth cleaning are not done regularly, the problem of gingivitis may occur. Gingivitis is usually felt with symptoms such as redness of the gums, tenderness, pain during eating. Serious gingivitis requires treatment, especially if it recurs continuously. Recurrent severe gingivitis can lead to tooth loss. Bacterial plaques and tartar accumulated on the teeth are the most important cause of gingivitis. For this reason, it is very important to carry out oral and dental care regularly and carefully, not to interrupt the dentist examinations, and to have detailed dental cleaning at the times recommended by the physician.

What is Gum Recession?

It is the retraction of the gingival tissue surrounding the teeth by exposing the tooth or tooth root. As a result of gum recession, “pockets” or gaps form between the teeth and the gum line. Bacteria that can cause disease can easily accumulate in these spaces. If gingival recession is not treated, the tissue and bone structures that support the teeth can be severely damaged and tooth loss can occur. Gum recession is a common dental problem. It can be observed in people of all ages. Most people may not notice recession because gum recession happens gradually. Gingival recession may occur due to different reasons. Since the treatment of this problem depends on the underlying factor, if you suspect gingival recession, you should consult a dentist immediately.

What are the Symptoms of Gum Recession ?

The first sign of gum recession is usually the sensitivity felt in the teeth. Apart from this, the symptoms of gum recession can be listed as follows:

  • Bleeding in the gums, when brushing teeth, or at normal times
  • Bleeding when eating hard foods
  • The teeth appear longer than normal due to sagging
  • Redness or swelling of the gums

Why Are Gums Retracted?

Listed below are many factors that can cause receding gums:

These are bacterial gum infections that destroy gum tissue and the bone that holds your teeth in place. Gum disease is the main cause of gum recession.

Some people may be more susceptible to gum disease. Research shows that 30% of the population may be prone to gum disease, regardless of their dental care.

If you brush your teeth too hard or incorrectly, you can cause the structure that protects the teeth (enamel) to wear off and your gums to recede.

Factors such as insufficient and infrequent brushing, not rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash, and not using dental floss facilitate the transformation of plaques, especially between the teeth, into gingival stones called tartar. Tartars are very hard substances that stick to your teeth and gums and can only be removed with professional dental cleaning. These tartars can lead to gum recession.

Events such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause that cause fluctuations in hormone levels during puberty or a woman’s lifetime can cause gums to become more sensitive. In these cases, gingival recession is more common.

Tobacco users are more likely to have sticky plaque on their teeth that is difficult to remove and can cause gum recession.

Sometimes, even if you don’t realize it yourself, you may grind your teeth, especially during times of stress. Clenching or grinding your teeth can put too much force on your teeth, causing the gums to recede.

When the teeth do not come together in alignment, too much pressure can be placed on the tooth, gums and bone, causing gum recession over time.

A piece of jewelry worn in these areas may constantly contact the gums, causing wear and irritation of the gum tissue. If your gingival recession is only observed in the areas that come into contact with the piercing and not on other teeth, you can try to remove your piercing.

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