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Gingivitis?

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Patient
Posted by: BrianJow  (8 years ago)
Hi all,

I notice when I brush my teeth my gums are starting to recede. Is this gingivitis? And, if so how do you get rid of it?

Thanks a lot,
Brian
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Dentist
Hi all,

I notice when I brush my teeth my gums are starting to recede. Is this gingivitis? And, if so how do you get rid of it?

Thanks a lot,
Brian


Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontitis which is a disease of the gums and can lead to many problems.
Gum recession is a common symptom in people with agressive brushing habits. Can you specify the area of the recession? It would be better to post pictures of your teeth here so i can give you a better opinion.
 
 
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Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: Serendipity14  (8 years ago)
I read on the This is Dentistry site that bleeding gums are common signs of gingivitis; when the gums start to separate or recede from the teeth, the problem may already have progressed to periodontitis.
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Receding gums are more than Gingivitis..Periodontitis is what causes receding gums. The other cause for gum recession is an improper brushing habit. To find out exactly what is causing the problem - you need to get yourself examined as soon as possible. In early stages, not only can you be easily treated but further recession can be avoided.
Posted 8 years ago
User Level:
Dentist
Hi all,

I notice when I brush my teeth my gums are starting to recede. Is this gingivitis? And, if so how do you get rid of it?

Thanks a lot,
Brian


Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. It can be caused by hyper-immune response, poor oral hygiene, mouthbreathing, nutritional deficiency, severe Herpes infection, and other reasons.

Recession is a shrinkage of the gingiva onto the root of the tooth, with or without gingivitis. It can be caused by over-zealous brushing, tooth misalignment, clenching and grinding, periodontal surgery, or skimpy quantities anatomically of bone and gums covering the roots of teeth.
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