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HomeAnswersDentistryreceding gumsTwo of my teeth remain wobbly after having receding gums. What to do?

I fear that my teeth are going to fall out due to receding gums. Please help.


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Published At May 31, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have receding gums, and they are sore as well. Two of the teeth are wobbly, and I am terrified they are going to fall out. I am only 19 years old. I brush and floss my teeth twice a day. I used to smoke. Since I have noticed my teeth issue, I quit smoking. Please help me. I am desperate.

Answered by Dr. Honey Nandwani


Welcome to icliniq.com.

As per your complaint, it looks like you have deep gum infection and it is causing loss of attachment of teeth to gums making them loose. As you are a smoker, it causes the gum health to deter even faster. When there is a recession, only home remedies will not be sufficient, and you need to consult a periodontist and get evaluated. Deep scaling and curettage followed by antibiotics and antiseptic mouthwash gargle will help. Along with it, complete stoppage of smoking, gum paint massage, and warm saline gargle will help. If there is a progressive recession, then gum grafts can be advised.

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Panoramic x-ray.

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Dr. Honey Nandwani
Dr. Honey Nandwani


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