I've just noticed that I have recession on one of my front bottom tooth what can I do before until I can be seen by a specialist? I'm only 29 yrs old and this problem does run in my family.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 18 - September - 2012, at 01:33 AM


    The first thing that can be done to treat gingival recession is knowing in exact cause. The major causes of gingival abrasion are:

    1. Hard brushing or using hard bristles tooth brush. This is the most common cause of gum recession. People usually brush horizontally in aggressive manner. This causes enamel at the base of the root surface to wear thereby exposing the dentin. To know of the right technique to brush your teeth you can visit the link...http://www.identalhub.com/article_why-do-we-need-to-brush-our-teeth-156.aspx
    2. Second cause can be periodontal disease or poor oral hygiene that causes plaque to accumulate in the gum line of teeth

    So, the treatment depends upon the cause of your recession. For more info on the topic you can visit the link...http://www.identalhub.com/article_treatment-and-causes-of-gum-recession-887.aspx

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