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Receding gums also affects healthy mouths. See how to treat

Aug 17th 2014 at 10:40 PM

The gingival recession is a slow and gradual process, which can happen at any age, although it is more common in adults . This condition has several causes, such as improper brushing , applying excessive force in the act of brushing or improper use of instruments such as toothbrush stiff bristles.

Furthermore, it is known that other conditions such as the position or poor dental bruxism , are also causes of gum recession .
gingival retraction     

Receding gums can achieve healthy mouths, without any apparent cause. Photo: Shutterstock
But did you know that even those who have a healthy mouth can suffer this evil? Yes

, although few cases, there are reports of occurrences of gingival retraction without any apparent cause, and in healthy mouths. Prevention involves the adoption of good oral hygiene habits : proper tooth brushing, flossing and regular dental visits.
What is gum recession?     

It happens when there is shifting of the gums and, with that, an exposure of the roots of the teeth. This condition can affect only one tooth, or several of them.

Due to this exposure of the root disappears a coating layer , and it exposes another portion of the tooth, the dentin, which is extremely sensitive. May cause caries , dental hypersensitivity, and aesthetic problems.
What are the symptoms?

The retraçãopode manifest by a number of symptoms , such as, for example, as follows:

- Pain in the teeth;
- Sensitivity excessive as, for example, using cutlery.
It is important to seek a dental hygienist soon appear when the symptoms of gingival retraction . The sooner this condition is treated, the less likely to undergo surgery to correct the problem.
What options to treat?

There are a variety of treatments for gingival retraction , and usually they are set to conform concerned. Typically, the first step is to treat hypersensitive teeth and to this end, practitioners typically prescribe mouthwash with some specific solutions, or even fluoride application.
Causes of gingival retraction

- Poor brushing : in these cases, treatment takes the form of re-education of the act of brushing. The dentist can teach new techniques for cleaning, indicate a new toothpaste or even a new toothbrush with softer bristles.

- Health gum : any inflammation or infection in the gums can cause shrinkage, if not treated. In such cases, usually refers to a treatment non-invasive , such as the elimination of tartar for a professional cleaning and plaque. If the gums are greatly affected, it is possible to make a regenerative therapy.

- Dental procedures : some cases of gingival recession are associated with dental implants , placement of apparatus or whitening sessions. In such cases, if there is enough inflammation of the gums, it is possible to regenerative sessions to correct the problem.

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