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

How to treat gingival recession, gingivitis, and gingival discoloration?

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Published At December 11, 2022
Reviewed AtDecember 13, 2022

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have gingivitis, and now my gums are a bit purple. I also think my gums are receding.

Kindly help.

Answered by Dr. Sagnik Biswas


Welcome to icliniq.com.

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.

  1. Use a soft bristle toothbrush and brush twice daily. If possible, replace your conventional toothbrush.
  2. Use toothpaste that contains Triclosan.
  3. Use mouthwash that contains 0.2 % chlorohexidine use this mouthwash two to three times daily for the next 15 days.
  4. Massage your gums gently each day. It results in great blood circulation inside the tissue that would eventually lead to healing.

I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sagnik Biswas
Dr. Sagnik Biswas


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