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What Can I Do About My Receding Gums?
Receding Gum Diagram
Receding Gum Diagram

Once gum disease advances to periodontal disease, your gums are at a higher risk of suffering irreversible damage. It may be hard to notice for months or even years. But when you do notice your teeth look a bit longer than they used to, it’s not too late – but it’s well past time to take action at home and at the dentist’s office. Find out what you can do to preserve your gums and punch back at gum disease.

Where to Start

You made a decision to tackle your receding gums. You know what’s at stake and you want to get on top of this problem today by treating your gums at home.

It’s a great attitude to have and there’s a lot you can do at home to combat gum disease and slow the recession of your gums, but your first step should be securing an appointment with a local dentist.

Your dentist will make a full assessment of that state of your teeth and gums to ultimately make a game plan for you to follow at home.

After you’ve set your appointment, you may be interested in trying home remedies to promote gum health while you wait to see the dentist.

At the Dentist’s Office

At a dentist’s office, especially one specializing in periodontics, which is the treatment of gum disease, you’ll find a full spectrum of services that will effectively halt the spread of gum disease and the gum recession it causes.

Here’s a look at a couple of the procedures you’ll find plotted along that spectrum of gum disease treatments:

Deep cleaning - this entails scaling the sides of teeth roots to remove dental calculus from them and then “planing” the surfaces of teeth roots so that your gums adhere to them uniformly.

Laser gum surgery - using focused laser light, a dentist equipped with a laser based on the LANAP® protocol and carefully remove diseased tissue to prevent gum disease from consuming even more of your gums.

Getting Started Today

Click here to schedule a consultation about gum disease in Norwich, CT.