Gingival recession

Gingival recession 2017-05-11T18:51:31+03:00

The gingival recession is the process in which the gums surrounding the teeth is retracted so exposes the root of the tooth

Frequent Dental Questions


  • Sensitivity to hot, cold, sweet, spicy, sour
  • The teeth appear larger due to root exposure
  • Tooth Mobility
  • Change color of the tooth near the gum line
  • Presence with gingivitis gum redness, bleeding during brushing and bad breath

Causes of treatment:

  • Sensitivity
  • Bone loss
  • Aesthetics reasons
  • Risk of caries
  • Poor plaque control
  • Risk of further recession


  • Overagressive brushing
  • Improper flossing
  • Acute necrotizing ulcerative Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Inadequate oral hygiene
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Bruxism
  • Smoking
  • Use traumatic habits such as toothpicks or cut nails with teeth
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Acidic beverages
  • Orthodontic tooth movement in adults
  • Tooth crowding
  • ‘Lack of Vitamin C
  • Traumatic occlusion
  • General diseases
  • Unbalanced diet


Gentle brushing with a soft toothbrush that your dentist will recommend you
Removal of dental plaque
In case of traumatic occlusion or bruxism, is recommended for a night guard.
If there is a wide gingival recession, then is needed surgery procedure taking graft from the palate

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