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Can Gum Recession Be Fixed With Dental Bonding? In Sunbury At Sunbury Dental House
Dental bonding is, at its most basic, sticking a better looking cosmetic surface to teeth. I had it done years ago on my two front teeth and it lasted for decades, hiding unsightly cracks across these prominent features. Can gum recession be fixed with dental bonding? Dentistry is always a balancing act between form and function, style and substance. The answer to this question is that mild instances of gum recession can benefit from dental bonding. This quick fix, in the right circumstance, can offer both functional and cosmetic relief from mild cases of gum recession.

What Is Gum Recession?

Recessions are never good, whether we are talking about economies or, as in this instance, your gums. When your gums recede they pull back from the surface of your teeth. The roots of your teeth can be exposed and that is not a good thing. It’s not great to look at and it is not wonderful for the functional health of your teeth. The recession of your gum is a form of periodontal gum disease. The sad story is that this often ends in the sufferer losing his or her tooth. Left untreated these things invariably only ever go one way. If you notice that your gums are receding reach out for some expert help from your local dentist. Best case scenario is, if they can catch it soon enough, they may just be able to save the tooth in question. Treatments are available to arrest gum recession and to limit the severity of loss. Don’t wait to be told, be bold and examine your teeth and gums, and better still, go and get checked out at the dental clinic.

What To Look For With Receding Gums?

When you open your mouth to smile and look in the mirror what do you see? Do your teeth appear to be bigger than usual? My grandma, what big teeth you have. Receding gums expose more of the tooth and thus teeth sizes seems to be much larger. Vigilance in front of the bathroom mirror can pay dividends in this regard by catching the onset of gum recession early. Always go and see your dentist to confirm the diagnosis.

What Is Happening With Gum Recession?

The tissue surrounding the tooth or teeth begins to pull back because of bone loss around the roots of the teeth. Spatial gaps appear and the look and feel of your teeth and gums changes. You may notice increased tooth sensitivity in response to this process of debilitation. Further serious damage will occur without remedial action taken in concert with your dentist. Oral health is so important and medical science is only now beginning to comprehend its overall holistic role in our general health and wellbeing. Statistically, bad teeth are linked with poor health, time and time again.

Can Gum Recession Be Fixed With Dental Bonding? In Sunbury At Sunbury Dental House
The Inflammation & Redness Of Affected Gums

Bacterial plaque infects exposed areas around teeth roots in instances of gingivitis and periodontitis. Sore and aching sensations often result from these infected regions. Further more serious spreading of infection to glands can be engendered to the detriment of the patient. Our teeth and gums are, in fact, a deceptively precarious zone, in that they require a great deal of care and forethought. Many of us, especially when we are younger, treat our oral health indifferently and this can result in long term problems like gum recession going forward. See your local dental clinic if you have concerns about receding gums and or gum infection.

“Gum recession is a common dental problem. Most people don’t know they have gum recession because it occurs gradually. The first sign of gum recession is usually tooth sensitivity, or you may notice a tooth looks longer than normal. Typically, a notch can be felt near the gum line.
Gum recession is not something you want to ignore. If you think your gums are receding, make an appointment with your dentist. There are treatments that can repair the gum and prevent further damage.”
– Web MD

Receding Gums Can Never Grow Back

Once you have shrunken gums you have to live with it. If you can catch it early, you can limit the damage. Exposed tooth roots cause sensitivity and pain. Dental bonding can in some instances provide a cosmetic cover for gum recession issues. Talk to your local dentist about whether this could be a suitable solution for your exposed roots from receding gums.

What Causes Gum Recession?

Top of the list would have to be poor and neglected oral health. Your body is an instrument and it needs taking care of to keep it in tune. The inside of your mouth is a sensitive and intimate space and must be treated as such. Another common cause of receding gums is overly aggressive brushing of teeth or flossing. Some people, quite simply, go at it far too hard. Brute force is not going to help, rather it will make things worse. Men be warned, as it is often guys who bring more muscle than brains to the care of their teeth and gums. You will wear down the enamel and cause damage and recession. Bruxism is another common culprit for receding gums. The grinding of your teeth, whether awake or asleep. The clenching of your teeth, again, both awake and in your asleep. The muscles in your jaw are super powerful and will wear down even those hard teeth. Hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause can often contribute to gum recession. See your dentist if you are going through one of these major life changes and have concerns. Smoking is a ‘big bad no, no’ when it comes to looking after your oral health. Reducing saliva flow produces dry mouth and this is a serious issue for gum disease and recession.

Gum Recession Fixes

Can gum recession be fixed with dental bonding? In some cases it can help and it is well worth a discussion with a reputable dental clinic. The best approach is to work with your dentist and to follow her or his advice. Early signs of this condition can spark a renewed commitment to oral care. We all must take responsibility for our health and wellbeing in this life. It can be empowering, rather than feeling as if you are at the behest of circumstance. Ultimately, we are all always learning and it is never too late to start caring.

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