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Gum Recession Treatment

 
 
Gum recession is a common process that increases with age and can appear in one or multiple areas. It causes the gums to detach and expose the roots, which can lead to excessive sensitivity of the tooth neck, unappealing appearance of teeth, caries and sometimes even tooth loss. It is often sufficient to cover the exposed part of the tooth neck with a filling, but sometimes a delicate surgical procedure is required in which a piece of healthy gum tissue from the palate is used to cover the tooth neck. Receding gums are treated because of conditions such as overly sensitive root surfaces, root caries, abrasion of the neck part of the root, difficult control of dental plaque and for aesthetic reasons.

Why does gum recession occur?

Gum recession and the resulting exposure of the tooth neck or even root can occur for several reasons. The most common causes are tartar and the use of an unsuitable toothbrush. Tartar covers an increasing amount of the tooth surface, forcing the gums to recede. Another cause is using a toothbrush with hard bristles that are unsuitable for the gums. The pressure of hard bristles against the gums causes the gums to recede and create areas where bacteria accumulate. Gum recession can also be caused by periodontal disease. Tooth necks can also be exposed because of surgical procedures or misaligned teeth in the dental arch.

 
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