Do gums grow back? The quick answer is yes. However, you must catch the gum recession in its beginning stages before it becomes more severe and turns into periodontitis or advanced periodontitis.
If and when it has reached this stage, the gums will not grow back and gum recession is irreversible. You may be wondering what these stages are. Well, the first stage consists of a mild gum recession without notable bone loss or tissue between teeth.
In the second stage, the gum recedes toward what is called the attached or loose gingiva border without bone loss or tissue between teeth. During the third stage, the root is partially covered and the gum recedes beyond the attached gingiva, showing notable bone loss and tissue. The last stage is severe gum recession, and the root is uncovered with serious bone and tissue loss.
Receding gums can be caused by a number of factors. The most common include tobacco, teeth grinding, genetics, gingiva disorders, piercing, bad oral hygiene, vigorous brushing, or a change in hormones. The most common cause is gum disease. However, there is good news. There are natural remedies for growing back receding gums and many of them you already use daily.
Your diet may not have much to do with your receding gums, but it can affect your oral health. It is important that you have a high calcium and antioxidant intake. The real issue lies in individuals visiting the dentist too late and miss the opportunity to improve their oral health, making receding gums harder to treat. Still, there are ways to stop the progression of receding gums and natural remedies to promote gum growth.
While going all natural is always a great way to improve your health, there are medical procedures available to help your gums grow back.
Other less invasive options available are scaling and regular deep cleaning where a dental hygienist cleans your teeth deep using a pick. Do not try this at home but leave this to the professionals. You could do more harm than good if you do.
If you have any questions about these procedures or wondering whether your gums will grow back, connect with us at Gables Sedation & Family Dentistry and we will help you get your smile back!