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Can anyone explain re gum recession?

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olivo Sat 12-Oct-19 15:45:47

Have known for a while that the gums on some of my molars were receding. Upped the ante with brushing and flossing. This visit, the dentist said my gums were in really good condition and despite a vigorous clean, they didn't bleed and weren't inflamed so that showed their good health. Why then, are my gums still receding (although she did say stable). Can they un-recede?

No treatment necessary at the mo, she cleaned them and applied some fluoride to the exposed parts. (4 and 2 pockets)

Any explanation or advice welcomed!

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redchocolatebutton Sat 12-Oct-19 15:51:03

they will not un-recede. but you can stop then recede further.
shit diet, bad dental hygiene, stress (grinding in sleep) can make it worse.

great that you were able to impress your dentist smile

olivo Sat 12-Oct-19 15:55:29

Ongoing reflux likely to blame, but grinding? I didn't know that, thank you.I have had several episodes of grinding leading to jaw ache and at one point, a proper jaw pain. I grind when I am stressed, I can feel the ache when I wake.

I guess if they don't unrecede(grow back?!) I must protect the exposed parts well.

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redchocolatebutton Sat 12-Oct-19 15:57:26

for the grinding your dentist can fit a mouthguard.

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