Receding gums or gingival recession is medical condition or better said exposure in the roots of the teeth caused by a loss of gum tissue and/or retraction of the gingival margin from the crown of the teeth. The ends of the gums recede and the teeth become more visible, but also more exposed and vulnerable. Over time, gaps or ‘pockets’ are formed around the gums and teeth in between and there bacteria thrives all the time. Due to the fact that the tooth is exposed, it ismuch more sensitive and the patient feels more pain. Moreover, the bone tissues can be easily damaged and that even lead to losing teeth.
Receding gums is quite common condition and many people don’t understand how serious it is. This medical issue appears and develops slow, so you should pay close attention and check if there are any changes. Even mirror signs such as sensitivity and size of the tooth may indicate that you are suffering from receding gums. Namely, if the tooth looks bigger than before, the gums are receded. If is left untreated, the supporting tissue and bone structures of the teeth can be severely damaged, and may result in tooth loss. Other sing is tooth ache.
WHAT MAKES GUMS RECEDE?
At most patients, gums recede as a result of the disease of the gums, but there are other reasons that may cause this issue:
Bacteria attack to the gums may be the cause of receding gums. It infects and damages the tooth bone and often causes other problems, as well.
If you don’t take proper care of oral hygiene and if you don’t wash your teeth on regular basis, plaque buildup will appear on the teeth edges. This pushes the gums to recede.
You should not brush your teeth too aggressively as you easily may damage your teeth and gums, too.
Doctors concluded that women who have hormonal imbalance have more sensitive teeth and gums.
Smoking is linked to numerous health issues, including cancer or lung problems. In same time, smoking has negative impact on teeth, as well. Namely, smoke is piling up more and creates plaque to the gums.
This process significantly damages the oral cavity. Experts explain that if your bites are with force and grinding, you will damage your teeth.
Tongue or lip piercings may damage your teeth and cause oral issues.
- TREATING THE RECEDED GUMS
If you notice that your gums are receding on time, your dentists can prevent it without any further complications. With root panning and teeth scaling the dentists will remove the plaque off the teeth and will clean the gum edges. But, you should be aware of the fact that if you wait, this problem will become more serious and you might even need a surgery. Most patients need lost tissue regeneration, graft of the soft tissue, tooth bone regeneration, reduction in depth etc. In order to avoid surgery, our advice is to try natural and home remedies. However, it is of extreme importance to consult your dentist before you use any of them. You need to check whether your gum problem is serious.
- HOW DO GUMS GROW BACK AGAIN?
Gum is a soft tissue that keeps the roots of your teeth covered and shielded and gums actually keep each tooth in place. In order to solve this issue, you need to maintain good oral hygiene and try oil pulling.
DIY HOME METHODS FOR RECEDED GUMS TO GROW BACK
Below we are going to present you several natural methods that can help you to solve this problem.
- GREEN TEA
Green tea is incredibly healthy potion that contains antioxidants which have the ability to fight the bad free radicals in the body, including those in the mouth. When it comes to periodontal disease, this tea is one of the best natural solutions. This tea has catechin, strong antioxidant that will kill the teeth disease. Additionally, the catechin fortifies the link between gums and teeth, efficiently fights inflammation, but also lessens swellings in the mouth. This tea is great as it prevents further oral complications.
Use: drink 1 cup after you wake up in the morning, on daily basis.
- ALOE VERA
This herb is used both externally and internally. Very often this gel is used for skin care. Aloe Vera has the ability to fight inflammation, efficiently soothes any area and repairs damages. When it comes to receding gums, aloe will fight the inflammation and will repair the gum tissue. In same time, this natural gel will stop development of future infections and will remove bacteria.
Use: First option is to rinse your mouth with the gel and brush your teeth with it. Once you finish the floss and brushing, put the aloe gel on the gums and teeth below. This process should last about 5 minutes. After that, rinse the mouth. Another option is to use it as mouthwash. Brush the teeth and then mix the gel with water and gargle on daily basis, after the brush.
- OIL PULLING
This is one of the most efficient solutions for gum issues. This procedure is great for fight against oral issues and in same time heals the cavities. This method effectively fights inflammation and reduces plaque, bacteria and toxins. By using sesame oil you will protect your teeth with a layer and plaque will be removed, as well.
Use: take the sesame oil and warm it up, but it should not be too hot. Brush you teeth and then rinse with the oil. Gargle the oil a bit and start with 30 seconds. Over time, increase to 1 minute and you can reach 15-20 min.
- OTHER OIL PULLING WAYS
You can use coconut oil instead sesame oil. This oil will lessen the risk of infection and gum problems and in same time will heal your cavities and decay of teeth.
Use: always use organic oil. First brush your teeth and then rinse with the oil for 1-2 minutes. Over time, you should increase this and eventually reach 20 minutes. With the help of this method your gums will grow back again and bacteria that thrives in the mouth will be destroyed.
This herb is really amazing and the oils are remarkable cures. According to some experts, this oil is much more efficient than the herb itself. Eucalyptus oil has the ability to kill germs and bacteria inside the mouth. Moreover, it will create healthy protection. This oil also fights inflammation and the problem with swollen gums will be solved. You should dilute it with water and thus reduce the strong effect.
Use: combine 1-2 drops of the oil and 1-2 tablespoons water. Dilute this mixture and soak your brush inside. You can use your finger, as well. Apply it on your gums and gently massage.
For this purpose you will need myrrh tree resin. The resin is great natural solution for receding gums.
Use: take the powder myrrh. In case if you use it in resin form, just make it in powder and crush it. After that, add a bit of water and mix until you get a paste. Apply the resulted paste on your gums and massage. This should last few minutes and then end the process with the brush.
- CLOVE OIL
Clove oil is great choice for oral use. Unfortunately, many people are uninformed on this oil and its remarkable benefits. Namely, this oil attacks the germs and bacteria in the mouth and furthermore stops those diseases. In same time by using this oil you will fight inflammation and gum swelling. You can solve the periodontal problems or inflammation by chewing one clove after meals. The bad breath will be removed too. Use: massage your gums with 2 drops of this oil, 3 times a day.
CAUTION: if you take medications for blood clots, consult your doctor before you try this method.
Prepare homemade lemon oil by mixing ¼ or ½ cup olive oil and ½ or 1 lemon juice. Put the oil in a jar and then add the juice. After that, cover with lid and shake fast. Put aside this mixture for a few weeks and during this time, don’t forget to shake the jar every day. 3-4 weeks later you can start using it.
Use: dip your fingers in this and gently massage your gums for few minutes. Repeat twice a week.