Gum Recession Treatment

Receding Gum Treatment in Crofton Maryland

Causes of gum recession:

  • Incorrect brushing technique (scrubbing, sawing).
  • Too hard of bristles on toothbrush.
  • Heredity; genetics plays a role in how strong or fragile the gums are.
  • Clenching or grinding of teeth.

recessed gums

Problems associated with gum recession:

  • Root cavities.
  • More tooth sensitivity to cold, hot, sweets, citrus fruits, acids.
  • Roots erode and become notched.

Treatments for gum recession:

  • Gum grafts—to stop or slow future recession; cannot always repair damage already done.
  • Root surface bonding. Covers exposed root surface to minimize root sensitivity.

What can be done to minimize gum recession:

  • Brush exclusively with an electric toothbrush.
  • Do not scrub or saw with the toothbrush.
  • If you have to use a manual toothbrush, always use soft bristles.
  • Have a nightguard made to remove damaging effects of tooth grinding.