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Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal Treatment


What is gum recession?

How can we recognise gingival recession?

As a result of gingival recession, the root surface tissue (cement) which is under the enamel layer of the tooth and covered by the gingiva in healthy teeth is exposed. This tissue is easily distinguished as it is more yellowish compared to enamel tissue.

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Is there a treatment for gingival recession?

There are different treatments for gingival recessions. In the treatment of gingival recession, the cause of the recession should be determined first. Depending on the amount of recession, recessions can be treated with simple protective methods or gingival operations.

Why do gums recede?

Gum disease called ‘periodontitis’ is the most common cause of a gingival recession. Apart from this disease, choosing the wrong toothbrush or the wrong brushing method often causes gingival recession complaints.

Can gingival recession be prevented?

After the condition causing a gingival recession is eliminated, the progression of gingival recession can be stopped.

Can porcelain veneers be applied to teeth with gum disease?

Teeth with gingival recession can be easily veneered following gingival treatments.

What should you do to have healthy gums?

Oral hygiene is essential for a healthy gum. Some factors such as smoking habits, diabetes, and crooked teeth may facilitate the development of gum disease or increase the severity of the disease. For this reason, for healthy gum, the patient should be under the control of the dentist regularly (at least once every six months).

How long do gum treatments last?

Depending on the treatment method, it varies between one week and one month.

Are gum treatments expensive?

If gum recession is left untreated, the dental treatment needs that will arise will always be higher than the cost of gum treatment.

The most common cause of receding gums is gum disease called ‘Periodontitis’. In addition, the wrong toothbrush preference or wrong brushing technique also causes tartar accumulation in the gums and gum recession begins.

Gingival recession can be treated with different methods. In the treatment of gingival recession, the cause of recession should be determined first. Depending on the amount of recession, recessions can be treated with simple preventive methods or gingival operations.

As a result of gingival recession, the root surface tissue (cementum), which is under the enamel layer of the tooth and covered by the gums in healthy teeth, is exposed. This tissue is easily distinguished because it is more yellow in colour compared to the enamel.

To prevent gum recession, teeth should be brushed at least twice a day with the right brush and the right brushing method, and the interfaces that the brush cannot reach should be cleaned with dental floss.

To prevent gum recession, teeth should be brushed at least twice a day with the right brush and the right brushing method, and the interfaces that the brush cannot reach should be cleaned with dental floss.

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