Gum withdrawal is caused by incorrect brushing, gum disease and tooth grinding. At the beginning of the process, a tooth crown increases. Especially inflammation in gums, leads to melting and withdrawal in the surrounding bone tissue. Tooth brushing mistakes that can damage your teeth and gums.
What are the symptoms of gum withdrawal?
This can be understood during your regular dental check-ups. If you see the yellowish root surfaces when you look in the mirror, which means there is withdrawal in your gums. In addition, if your teeth have hot / cold sensitivity even if there is no decay, that means there is withdrawal in the gums. Mostly, as the crown lengths are elongated, the teeth appear elongated. Gum withdrawal causes an image that creates aesthetic concerns.
Treatment of gum withdrawal
For the treatment, first of all, the reason for withdrawal should be eliminated. Following the elimination of the discomfort, some preventive measures are sufficient for treatment in withdrawals at the initial stage. In order to improve the aesthetic appearance of the gingiva especially in the anterior teeth, the root surfaces that are bare by surgical intervention are closed. Since delaying the treatment will cause to increase the gum withdrawal or even tooth loss, you should consult your dentist when you recognize it.
Surgical operation of gum withdrawal
Surgery is performed in 2 ways:
In the grafting method, a small part of the connective tissue from a palate is taken and sewed to the place where the gums withdrew from a tooth root.
The second procedure applied beneath gums and thus the gums return to the place from which they withdrew.
After the operation under local anaesthesia, it is enough to use the painkillers your dentist will give you. In the grafting process, although sensitivity occurs in the palate for a while, it disappears within a few days and this wound closes without a trace. Especially during the first week of treatment, you should avoid smoking, it is very important in terms of recovery. In general, the sutures are removed one week later.
For healthy gums
It is very important to ensure complete and accurate oral hygiene. Especially during brushing, it is necessary to brush without excessive pressure and prefer medium and soft brushes instead of hard brushes. As with all oral problems, you should not neglect the dental check-up every 6 months for early diagnosis.