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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 been suffering from gum recession. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from gum recession. I visited the dentist but the doctor said that gum grafting is not possible. Is there any other option? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to See grafting is done for class 1 and 2 in Miller's classification. Beyond that the prognosis becomes poor. Other options are removable partial dentures or implants. However, if you can share the clinical picture with me I can suggest the best treatment with a good prog...  Read Full »

I have gum recession in my lower front tooth, and my dentist advised against gum grafting. What are the alternatives available?

Query: Hello doctor,I have gum recession in my lower front tooth, and my dentist advised against gum grafting. What are the alternatives or options available to address this issue? Kindly let me know.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to Please go for extraction followed by fixed dental prosthesis placement after 15 to 20 days. Splinting with root canal treatment can be done but the prognosis seems questionable so please go by my instructions. Thank you.  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 »

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