Hi, I have severe gum recession and have already been told I have bone loss. I had 2 years of treatment at the hospital 7 years ago and recently have noticed a deterioration. I am also losing my bite and scared of losing my teeth. I have heard of skin grafts. Can you advise and tell me if you deal with this kind of procedure? I am scared of losing my teeth. I am 52 years of age, taking vitamin C and vitamin D supplements. I am menopausal, which someone told me could lead to recession and bone loss. Please can you help? Thank you.
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Hi, I have had quite a bit of gum recession and bone loss. I have glucose level issues and have had hormonal treatments in the past. This is when I seem to have lost control of my gums. I lost chunks of gum during this period. I have had my teeth dealt with by a periodontist and am still having follow up appointments.
I would like to know what I can do to stimulate gum and bone growth. Are there any supplement/medication suggestions or procedures to help, considering that my sugar levels are still a bit high?
Good morning Dr Hughes. I would like some advice on Gingivectomy, as I would like to have this procedure done but have no idea where to go for this?
I am almost 30 and from since I can remember I have been embarrassed about my gummy smile. My teeth are nice and straight but very small and when I smile wide all you can see is gums, or so I think.
I would just like some advice as to if this is safe and where to go, plus how much this generally costs.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Hi Dr Hughes. I have severe gingivitis and it’s extremely painful. It flares up at least once a month, and I now have loose teeth but my dentist refuses to take my teeth out. I’ve had composite fillings along the gum line and the nerves were being affected. I keep my mouth and gums as clean as I can, gently brushing approximately five times a day and using Corsodyl mouthwash. My teeth are also crooked and stained, and the pain in my whole face is becoming unbearable, it is affecting my life in a big way. What can I do? Thank you.
Hello Dr Hughes. I have receding gums and it seems to be getting worse. I’m extremely paranoid about smiling and showing my teeth. So my question is: Can anything be done to increase the appearance of my gums as opposed to all of my teeth and what would I be looking at cost wise? I have already lost one of my back teeth through my gums being so weak and my dentist advises me that I will lose more teeth if I do not have something sorted. They have also advised that I will struggle to hold dentures as my gums are very small, I’m only 32 and would like to prevent my teeth from falling out anyway I can. Thank you.
I Have A High Lip-Line Which Shows My Gums When I Smile. Should I Speak To A Plastic Surgeon Or A Cosmetic Dentist?Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Hello Dr. I have a pretty high lip-line that shows much of my gums when I smile. I was considering having lip lowering or lip repositioning as a procedure to correct my gummy smile. However, I couldn’t find any dentist who knows how to perform such surgery in my country. Instead, I found a plastic surgeon that does the procedure. Is it safe for them to do it or should only periodontists perform such treatment? Thank you for helping me.
Hello Dr Hughes. I have been informed that my teeth will ‘migrate’. I know this is very rare. 2 years ago, I had a mould taken with my dentist and last month, I had another mould taken for comparison. All of my teeth have seemed to move to the side a bit, especially the front, middle section of teeth. Some dentists have advised me to have braces. But some other dentists have advised me not to do so because it may affect the gum. I would like to know how I can solve this problem. It doesn’t cause me any pain, but I’m afraid if I don’t do anything about it, it will become more serious. In a few years time all my teeth might move inward. What can I do? Please advise me on this. Thank you for your time.
I Have Researched PST As A Way Of Correcting Receding Gums. Is This Approved By The Dental Associations Of This Country?Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Hi Mark. I have been doing some research about PST as a way of correcting receding gums. My dentist who carries out all kinds of cosmetic surgery, veneers, cerec, implants etc claims to have never heard of it, yet I can see that there are some cosmetic dentists who have been trained performing the procedure in this country. I don’t know whether he just doesn’t want me to go elsewhere for treatment or has genuinely never heard of this technique. It is easy to find it. What is your opinion of it and is it approved by the dental bodies/associations in this country? Thank you.
I Have Gaps Caused By Gum Disease. Please Could You Advise Me On What I Could Do To Fill These Gaps?Friday, September 26th, 2014
Hello Dr Gambroudes. I have two gaps in my teeth, one gap is on the bottom row and one gap is on the top row of teeth.
They aren’t that large and I do have adjacent teeth. Both gaps are close to the gum so you can see through it a bit and it makes me very nervous talking to people.
Also they are not from a missing tooth it was from gum disease. I had that which caused pockets to appear and then gaps. Please could you advise me on what I could do to fill the gaps?
Hello Dr Hughes. I have three upper teeth on a partial denture, and I really like them. However, I have a tooth on the upper left side that is causing me bother because when I smile the gum is very exposed, making the tooth look smaller and it doesn’t match up with my new teeth. Do you think I could I get it removed and have a bigger false one added to my denture to hide the exposed gum and make it match up with my teeth on the denture? The false teeth are two front and the one next to them is on the right side. I really don’t like the exposed gum on the left side, what can I do about this? Thank you.