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

Answered by
Dr. Sagnik Biswas
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 11, 2022

Hello doctor,

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

Kindly help.



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.

  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.

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