Arcadia Dentistry
Matthew Milana, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

Can Receding Gums Grow Back?

October 12, 2022
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Posted By: Arcadia Dentistry

Once your gums have recessed, they cannot grow back. However, your Phoenix dentist can provide treatments to enhance gum health and help them adhere to your teeth better.

Gum recession can result from injury or, more commonly, periodontal disease. However, regular preventive dental care and excellent oral hygiene can lower your gum disease and gum recession risks.

About Gum Disease

Gum disease, often called periodontal disease, is a severe oral health condition that can lead to tooth loss and wellness issues. Infections and inflammation in the ligaments and bones that support your teeth are the hallmarks of this disease. And it is an advanced form of the reversible condition gingivitis.

Signs of gum disease include:

  • Gum recession (gums move away from teeth)
  • Toothaches or tooth sensitivity
  • Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
  • Recurring bad breath
  • Mobile or loosening teeth

Gum Disease Treatment in Phoenix, AZ

Gum disease treatment protocols vary by patient. In other words, we customize your treatment plan to address your level of gum disease. Treatments may include planing and scaling (deep cleanings), regular dental cleanings, instructions for elevated at-home care, and topical antibiotics.

While you cannot regrow gums, treatments can give the tissues a healthier and more natural look, making the recession less noticeable. In some cases, your dentist can recommend you for gum grafting as well.

However, it’s essential to keep up with your gum disease treatments to avoid serious consequences like tooth loss, heart complications, and lung issues. Additionally, some studies associate gum disease with specific types of dementia, arthritis, and pregnancy complications.

Regular dental care (every six months) and twice-daily brushing and flossing can significantly reduce gum disease risks.

Contact Your Phoenix Dentist to Get Started

If you’re diagnosed with gum disease, we provide judgment-free treatment in a relaxing and compassionate environment. To arrange a visit with the dentist, reach out to a team member today.

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