The recession of gums can often lead to decay of the tooth root surface, a decrease in periodontal tissue, and sensitive teeth. Recession is often caused by gum disease, abrasion from brushing, clenching or grinding of teeth, or non ideal tooth position. If you are unaware of the main cause of the recession, please visit your dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Recession that is promoted by occlusion problems can be treated by a combination of guided gum regeneration, braces, composite fillings or veneers, and maintained by wearing a night guard. Gum regeneration will reposition the lost gingival tissue to its original location. This can be achieved by harvesting your own tissue or through the use of man made products. The filling or veneer is performed to replace the areas of your tooth that has fractured or decayed due to its previous position. Depending on the severity or damage of the decay, your dentist can determine which treatment maybe best. Orthodontic treatment with braces repositions the teeth to a more ideal and balanced occlusion, in order to prevent further damage of the gingival architecture. Finally, using an appliance to absorb majority of the forces that clenchers place on their teeth, will help prevent further damage. If the main cause of the problem is not addressed, please be aware that the problem may recur.
Orthodontic treatment of periodontally involved teeth after tissue regeneration.Ghezzi C, Masiero S, Silvestri M, Zanotti G, Rasperini G.
SourceDepartment of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, University of Milano, Milan, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
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