How to Treat Receding Gums
Updated on Wednesday 15th March 2017
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The gingival recession is encountered at many patients, no matter the age. This is a severe condition where the roots of the teeth become exposed, due to gum recession and create the proper environment for bacteria to intervene and to develop into decay. Luckily, our dentists in Dubai can offer you special dental treatments for receding gums. We remind that you can also receive dental implants in Dubai if you have suffered from tooth loss.
The reasons why gums start to recede
The gum recession appears in time due to many factors, especially in cases where there is no suitable oral hygiene provided. Besides that, we remind the following factors that lead to gum recession:
• inappropriate brushing and flossing;
• no use of antibacterial mouthwashes;
• aggressive tooth brushing;
• development of dental plaque that leads to bleeding gums;
• hormonal changes;
• periodontal disease;
Our Dubai dentist can explain you the importance of a proper oral health with strong teeth, in order to avoid gum recession.
The treatments for receding gums
In our modern dental clinics in Dubai, we can treat gingival recession with innovative methods. For instance, the root canal treatment is used to clean the affected area, where the roots are visible. The plaque and the tartar will be eliminated and then the area will be smoothed will fluoride substances and special dental instruments. If the problem is so severe that a root canal treatment cannot be the proper treatment, the dentist in Dubai will suggest surgery to the gingival recession. This method is called flap scaling and root planning where the gum tissue is gently removed to clean the roots, and then it is folded back on the teeth, of course, under local anesthesia.
Bone regeneration in case of receding gums
In a case of gum recession and periodontitis, the bone that supports the teeth is pretty much destroyed by the bacteria. Such case needs to be strongly revised by a dentist who can offer the bone regenerating procedure, where an artificial or a natural bone and tissue can be surgically placed on the roots of the teeth. This is an important treatment with excellent results in all patients where the body does not reject the synthetic materials placed on the teeth.
Gum recession can be avoided if you pay much attention to the oral hygiene, with not that aggressive brushing, but with daily cleanings without forgetting the use of the fluoride mouthwashes to prevent bacteria from developing.
You are invited to get in touch with our team of dentists in Dubai for extra information about how to treat receding gums.