Gums, the soft pink tissues which frames your most generous smiles, are a significant factor of your aesthetic appeal. They are also, and more primarily, a part of your oral health.
But when you see your gums pulling back, it does not only make your smile look teethy, it also indicates the onset or existence of an oral health condition. It could indicate diseased gums or plaque in teeth or merely a genetic trend. However, the consequences of receding gums could be disastrous to the health of your teeth – less gums increase the space for the harmful microbes to thrive which in turn threats the life of the surrounding teeth.
This is why, it is crucially important that you go for receding gums treatment at the earliest. When you visit your dentist, you can expect to hear about one of the following receding gums treatment options:
Receding Gums Treatment:
The trick to efficient receding gums treatment is starting early. Go to the dentist as soon as you can see your gums pulling back or your teeth looking longer. The problem is that you cannot undo the erosion of gums using traditional means. Your only hope is to stop the progress. However, advancement in dentistry have ways to rebuild your gums too. Let’s see how you can benefit from receding gums treatment.
Professional cleaning: If your receding gums are caused due to formation of plaque in your teeth, a scaling or deep cleaning can remove the tartar and the existing bacteria. This can stop your gums from receding further.
Flap Surgery: If the bacteria has set in way down inside the gums or if there is an infection, the dentist temporarily cuts a flap out in the gums. This gives them clear access to clean out the area. Later, the flaps of gums can be sutured back in places. It takes a week or two to heal.
Additional Oral Care: If there is no infection or plaque in vision, there will not be any ‘medical’ receding gums treatment as such. The reason could be a genetic factor which makes you and certain members of your family vulnerable to loss of gum tissue naturally. In this case, your dentist will give you advices for taking the best oral care possible. This could include additional oral hygiene practices, change in the way of brushing and flossing, extra visits to the dentist for frequent professional cleanings, taking supplements, changes in lifestyle choices like smoking etc.
Gum grafting: Gum grafting is a very advanced procedure which can rebuild gum tissues in your mouth. This method is attempted when all the other forms of receding gums treatments fail. In this procedure, gum tissues are harvested from your own mouth (generally from the palate) and planted on the affected area. Other biochemical materials can also be used. The new material fuses with the existing gum tissues and grows. Such a surgery should only be performed by an expert periodontist.
Receding gums treatments work wonderfully for most people when they are handled by a dental health care expert. But some people also report discomfort, pain and numbness after the procedures. Plus, once there is a damage it will always require additional care. This is why, it is always wise to not let things get out of your hand in the first place. Take good care of your gums and teeth and visit a dentist biannually!
About Dr. Gowtham Kattamuri:
Dr. Gowtham has done his BDS from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2006 and MDS – Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics from Dr. MGR Medical University in 2010. He is a skilled Endodontist with an experience of over 10 years. Dr. Gowtham is specialized in replacement of teeth, Root Canal, Braces, Dental Implants, prosthetics for maxillofacial defects such as artificial eye, ear, nose and orbital defects, Smile Makeovers with laminates, Zirconia, veneers metal free ceramics. He also performs general dental procedures such as restorations and extractions. He also is trained as an International Patient Coordinator.
About the Clinic:
GA Dental Clinics is a standout amongst the all the famous dental hospitals in Hyderabad, owing to the world class infrastructure it has, and the utility of leading edge technology at the clinic. Besides its unique infrastructure and highly qualified specialists, GA Dental Clinic in Hyderabad believes in delivering services at par with global standards.