Gingival Recession

It is defined as the displacement of marginal gingiva to the cementoenamel junction. There is a loss of the periodontal connective tissue fibres and the alveolar bone. It is caused due to inflammatory periodontal diseases, ulcerations of the gingiva, trauma to the gingival margins, and gingival ischemia. It is treated by using gingival grafts, scaling, and root planing.

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I have gingivitis and gingival recession, along with a purplish discoloration in my gums. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have gingivitis, and now my gums are a bit purple. I also think my gums are receding. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagnik Biswas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I can understand the situation you are going through right now. But do you have any habits like smoking or drinking alcohol? Then, I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Use a soft bristle toothbrush and brush twice d...  Read Full »

My gums have started receding. What natural remedies can I use for gum regrowth?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 24 years old. My gums have started receding. Are there any natural remedies available? Is it a serious issue? Is regrowth of gums possible? Please guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Amir Shafi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Gum regrowth is possible. You need to go for gum surgeries or flap surgeries. The attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) indicate the formation of calculus near your gums. I suggest you go for oral prophylaxis (scaling and root planin...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in the gap between the upper molar?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female. There is a gap in the upper right molar teeth region, and I have been experiencing pain in that region for the past three days. I used an ice pack to relieve pain but could not reduce the pain. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the file attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Pain in the tooth may be due to a periodontal problem, and there is mild redness in the gingiva near molar teeth. I advise you to take painkillers and antibiotics for three days, do so...  Read Full »

What should I do for pain and darkness in gums below incisors and canines?

Query: Hello doctor, I had wisdom tooth surgery two weeks ago. However, now the gums below my incisors and canines hurt and are turning darker. What do I do? I am using Chlorhexidine mouthwash.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please do not worry. This is melanotic pigmentation caused due to the deposition of melanin. It is not a pathology and had nothing to do with extraction. However, esthetically if it irrit...  Read Full »

Will mouthwash help to cure gum recession?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I noticed a visible gum recession. Ignore black triangles. Got it after orthodontist told me that is due to my nature of teeth shape. I had braces two years ago. I realized the recession when flossing and brushing my teeth. I am wondering if I have overflossed and hurt my gu...  Read Full »

Dr. Akhil K P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Gum recession is caused due to multiple reasons and one of them is gingivitis or periodontitis. The amount of recession as I see in your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is very less and you need not to worry about it at all unless you experien...  Read Full »

Can gum be brought back to its original position after recession?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I have a tongue side gum recession in lower front six teeth. I am feeling sensitivity and my teeth are slightly mobile. I have gum receding near about 6 mm. Can gum be again gained to its original position? What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your gum recession is not very severe. You just have to get scaling done at every 8 to 10 months time period. And for sensitivity, use Protect (Potassium Nitrate) mouthwash for sensitivity for one month twice a day. And do saltwater mouthrinses before sleeping for two w...  Read Full »

How to maintain my gingiva without recession?

Query: Hi doctor, I have cut my gumline due to brushing too hard. I have a slight recession on my gum. I am taking good care of my teeth. But I am panic. There is no bleeding and pain present. I used a water pick to clean it. I visited a dentist before four months.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a pathological pocket or a healed pathological pocket. The gum recedes due to the pocket or due to faulty brushing technique. I recommend you get...  Read Full »

Can I fix hole in bottom tooth without going to the dentist?

Query: Hello doctor,My bottom tooth has a kind of a hole at the gum line. I do not know. When I breathe in, it feels cold like the air went in my tooth. It just does not seem or feel normal. Also, on my upper front tooth, I have some kind of deep line. Example like when you make a line in the sand and it f...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your history, you are having class 5 dental cavity in the lower tooth. You need to do filling (restoration) of the tooth as soon as possible. If you do not take measures at this time you may need RCT (root canal treatment) which will be 10 to 20 expensive and not...  Read Full »

Why is there sensitivity in the teeth where caps were placed?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother aged 62 years actually went to a dentist because she felt that there is rubbing in between upper jaw tooth enamel and lower jaw tooth enamel and something sour in taste gets secreted out of it. The doctor told that there is decayed tooth on both sides. The doctor filled the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern about your mother. The history started after ten days that means there will be something wrong with the prosthesis (bridge). I think there must be chipping off of the sealant (the material that fixes the c...  Read Full »

I have tartar in my teeth but no gum bleeding. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have not been the best at my oral hygiene but lately, I feel I have been way better. I am aware of the tartar and that I need a good cleaning. I brush my teeth twice a day, use mouthwash twice a day, from there I use periogen twice a day and top it off with flossing once a day. When...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When you get a full scaling procedure done, all the calculus seen will go away. Then, the gums will look more healthy and good. You have some recession in lower front gums due to heavy calculus buildup (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Make it a habit...  Read Full »

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