Q. Is it possible to have gingival recession by faulty brushing technique?

Answered by
Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 09, 2018

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.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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 oral prophylaxis (dental scaling) done. Use an ultra soft toothbrush. Use modified bass technique for brushing. Also, have a habit of maintaining your brushing time within three minutes. Please let me know if you have any systemic condition like diabetes or hypertension.



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Thank you doctor,

Is it an emergency? Can I do it within next week? I am asking it because I do not want to lose my teeth.

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

No, it is not an emergency. Gingival recession is a slow process, and you do not worry. You can do oral prophylaxis after a week too.


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