Doctors for Receding Gums in Itigatti Village, Hubli-Dharwad
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Receding gums are a condition in which gums pull back from the tooth surface, exposing the root surfaces of teeth. It is also known as Gingival recession and is characterised by the exposure in the roots of the teeth caused by a loss of gum tissue or retraction of the gingival margin from the crown of the teeth.It is a serious consequence of poor oral health, which may lead to tooth loss. Symptoms include
Teeth may also appear longer than normal
The roots of the tooth are exposed and visible
The tooth feels notched at the gum line
Change in the tooth’s color
Spaces between teeth seem to grow
Cavities below the gum line
HOW IS RECEDING GUMS DIAGNOSED?
Receding Gums can be diagnosed by a dentist by conducting a physical examination. An instrument known as a probe would be used to measure gum pockets, which should be 1-3mm.
HOW IS RECEDING GUMS TREATED?
Treatments include topical antibiotic gel, antiseptic chips, antimicrobial mouthwash and enzyme suppressants. In worst cases, flap surgery and grafting surgery may be the option.
DID YOU KNOW?
If not treated on time, the problem of receding gums just gets worse leading to an array of oral diseases leading to tooth loss.