I have receding gums, what can I do?

Q.
Hi,
My dentist has diagnosed receding gums and has recommended me to wear a bite raising appliance before i go to bed.
Do you think that they are any use in stopping my gums from receding any further.
Any sort of advice would be appreciated.
A.
Hi. Gum recession can often be made worse in people who grind their teeth heavily. If this is the source of the recession, then a bite guard can often help.
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February 17th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Marian Jane Says :

There’re herbal tea alternatives to curing swollen gums they are very easy to make and they are proven already to be very effective in the thousands of years they have been used by the chinese, japanese and indians. You should try it out.

February 11th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Daniella Says :

I have had an implant for over 10 years with no problems. My gum on the outside of the implant has become inflammed and swollen. The area is uncomfortable in the gum itself, not in the bone or when pressure is applied to the crown. It does not really hurt, it is just anoying. It seems almost to have extra tissue there and when poked today it bled. I sometimes get canker sores so I thought at first this is what it was but now I am becoming concerned.

February 11th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Gabriella Says :

Brush corsodyl mouthwash into the area for a few days and then see your dentist to see if there’s a problem developing

February 11th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Charity Says :

I went to see a dentist for cleaning & was told my gum i was receding & offered bonding. After cleaning & bonding, my face & neck got swollen( so tight feels like going to explode .( 3 min. After bonding). Dentist Said due to pressure, he then remove the bonding & told me its ok that it will release the pressure & swelling will be gone in few hrs.but Until now isits still swollen & feels like there’s crunching sound in my neck area.IHave you seen it ,Doctor?So nervous & scared.needs ur expertise. Thank you.

May 3rd, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Darren Says :

Why is it necessary to sweep away from gum line after cleaning teeth at 45 degree angle, do I know I am at 45 degree angle when I can feel the gum line. Regards

May 3rd, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Thomas Says :

If you look in the mirror while you are cleaning for a while , then you will get it right . There is no need to be this precise as long as you clean at the gum line as well as just along the upper surfaces . Remember to use something in between the teeth in the space between the two teeth just above the gum . That will remove any plaque the toothbrush cant get to .

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