If a gum recession has formed, treatment at home can only be combined with medical care and under the strict supervision of a specialist.
Reasons for the appearance
Strong and healthy teeth are the key to good health. After all, they help to carry out one of the most important processes of human life – nutrition. Badly ground food with teeth, getting into the stomach, causes upset and irritation, and this is fraught with the occurrence of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. That is why it is so important to keep your teeth safe and sound for as long as possible. But with age, the teeth deteriorate and fall out, no matter how we want to stop this process. One of the phenomena preceding tooth loss is gum recession.
Gingival recession, that is, a decrease in its level, is observed mainly in older people. As a result of the lowering of the gum, the roots of the teeth are exposed. Left without protection, they become vulnerable to many bacteria that provoke various diseases, including caries, which is fraught with immediate tooth loss.
The main cause of gum recession is age-related changes in tissue structure. With age, the gums become more loose and softer. They are inexorably omitted, and if one of the following is added to this factor, the chances of a recession will increase significantly.
With inflammation, the gums lose their elasticity, become softer. Therefore, diseases such as periodontitis or gingivitis can accelerate the process of gum recession.
The habit of biting nails, pencils or pens helps lower the gums. In addition, foreign objects often contain many pathogenic bacteria that can cause gum disease.
Toothbrushing should not be aggressive, but soft and safe for the integrity of the gums. If, as a result of this hygienic procedure, they are injured, the chances of their recession in the future are significantly increased.
Improper bite or other anatomical features of the jaw structure can also cause premature gum recession.
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The recession begins absolutely imperceptibly, since initially the gum drops by only 1-2 mm. But over time, it becomes apparent that the root is gradually exposed. It used to be that gums can only fall in the elderly. But today it is known for sure that even people who have not yet reached the age of 35 are exposed to this process.
Recession in the initial stages can be recognized by bleeding and swelling of the gums. If you do not pay any attention to these symptoms and aggravate them by improper brushing of your teeth, over time, the tooth that is attached to this gum will begin to loosen. A recession may appear on one gum or several at once. In this case, there is a risk of losing several teeth at the same time.
Symptoms of a recession include hypersensitivity of teeth, an acute reaction to hot, cold and some foods.
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The most effective treatment for gum recession is surgery. The operation is the attachment of pieces of tissue to the exposed roots, which is split off from the surface of the sky. Official medicine does not accept other methods of treatment and states that it is impossible to cure gum recession at home with folk remedies.
Nevertheless, some experts offer some folk remedies to eliminate this disease:
- dilute in a glass of water 5 drops of eucalyptus oil and rinse your mouth with this solution daily;
- make lotions from sea buckthorn oil;
- rinse your mouth three times a day with burdock juice diluted with water in a ratio of 1: 5;
- insist on crushed propolis and diluting with water, rinse the oral cavity;
- for 14 days for 20 minutes, apply a cotton swab dipped in fresh cranberry juice to the gums;
- grated red beets mixed with sage essential oil, wrap the mixture in gauze and apply for 10 minutes to the gums daily for four weeks;
- rinse your mouth with infusion of green walnut shells.
In folk recipes, you can find information that aloe vera is able to repair damaged cells and thus normalize the level of gums. In addition, the plant has strong antistatic properties, so no infection can penetrate the gums treated with infusion from this plant.
Sesame, sunflower and coconut oils are absolutely natural, so their use will not bring any side effects. They are used as a means to rinse the oral cavity.
Drinking green tea daily helps disinfect the oral cavity and helps fight bacteria that cause gum disease. Green tea can be used as a preventative measure against gum recession.
Propolis successfully fights plaque and has a healing and regenerative effect. Therefore, he will also become an indispensable assistant in the fight against gum recession.
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Both doctors and traditional medicine agree on one thing: preventing gum recession can delay this process as far as possible.
The main preventive methods of this disease include permanent oral hygiene.
It is necessary to brush your teeth daily, but you need to do this correctly so as not to injure your gums. Dental floss should also be used very carefully, because it can severely damage the soft tissue of the gums.
It is necessary to correct the wrong bite of teeth in a timely manner. This is best done at a young age when molars have just grown.
You can not start diseases of the teeth and gums, you need to respond in a timely manner to the appearance of bleeding gums and their swelling. It is necessary to visit the dentist at least twice a year, even if there are no signs of damage to the teeth and gums.
In addition, eating the “right” foods is an excellent way to prevent gum recession. Such foods include vegetables and fruits, cheeses and cereals, foods rich in zinc and calcium – milk, lean meat, eggs. But excessive consumption of sugar and sugar-containing products will only accelerate the recession process. Of the vitamins, the most useful for gums is Vitamin C, which is found in citrus fruits, as well as in vegetables such as turnips, broccoli, green lettuce and other vegetables of the same color. No need to abuse coffee drinks, it is better to use plain green tea instead, which is a good preventive measure in the fight against gum recession.
You need to carefully monitor the health of your teeth. After all, I want to keep them as long as possible. It's great when older people have their own teeth. But they did not do anything supernatural. They just looked after them correctly. Of course, the hereditary predisposition and physiological characteristics of the body also play a role, but mostly beautiful white teeth in old age are the result of a careful attitude to them.
Gum recession can be prevented by fairly simple methods that are known to every person. The main thing is not to be lazy and not to neglect your health.