Receding gums are gums that have pulled away from a tooth, leaving its delicate root exposed.
Your gum tissue doesn’t regenerate the way other types of tissue does (like the epithelial tissue of your skin, for example).
As a result, receding gums don’t grow back.
Can you fix receding gums?
Receding Gums Treatment
Mild gum recession can be treated by a professional deep cleaning in the affected area. During the deep cleaning, plaque and tartar is removed and the exposed root area is smoothed over, making it more difficult for bacteria to attach itself.
How can I fix receding gums naturally?
Read on to learn about 14 natural remedies for receding gums.
- Oil pulling. In a 2009 study , the ayurvedic practice of oil pulling showed a reduction of plaque in individuals with gingivitis.
- Eucalyptus oil.
- Green tea.
- Peppermint essential oil.
- Aloe vera.
- Omega-3 fatty acids.
How much does it cost to fix receding gums?
The average total cost is $4,000-$6,000 but it can be $8,000-$10,000 or more if the damage is extensive.
How do you prevent gum recession?
How Can I Prevent Gum Recession? The best way to prevent gum recession is to take good care of your mouth. Brush and floss your teeth every day and see your dentist or periodontist at least twice a year, or as recommended. If you have gum recession, your dentist may want to see you more often.