Gingival Recessions

One of the most important factors in tooth loss is gingival recession. Gum recession is the movement of the gum towards the root end of the tooth. This is not only the movement of the gum, but also a harbinger of melting in the bone surrounding the root.

What causes gum recessions?

mechanical trauma

Improper tooth brushing

Plaque and calculus accumulation

uneven biting

Chronic trauma to the anterior teeth, such as nail biting, pencil biting

poor oral hygiene




Using the wrong toothpick

Bruxism (clenching)

What are the clinical signs of gingival recession?

Dentin hypersensitivity to cold, hot, sweet and sour

root rot

Black gaps due to gingival loss and aesthetic problems due to the appearance of an elongated tooth

Pulp problems

Bone loss and loosening of the teeth in the future

Treatment of gum recession

First of all, eliminating the factor that causes gingival recession

In cases where gingival recession is excessive, it should be treated with surgical intervention.

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