Will my gums grow back?

will my gums grow backIf you have ever been told by your dentist that you have receding gums and periodontal disease, you may be asking “will my gums grow back?” There are many treatment options available that can stop your gums from receding and prevent the progression of periodontal disease.

A dental professional can diagnose periodontal disease by measuring the pockets in the mouth.  The pockets are basically the holes that your teeth are in.  A healthy pocket depth is between 2 to 3 millimeters.  Gums attach to the bones, but if these tarter filled pockets are ignored and left untreated, they get bigger and separate the gums from the tooth.  As the bone retracts back, the gums follow and this is what creates receding gums.

In order to treat this condition, a deep cleaning is performed by a dentist.  They will remove the tarter from the pockets and treat them with antibiotics. The gums will become healthier, but since the bone doesn’t grow back, the gums don’t grow back either.

So the answer to the question “will my gums grow back?” is, “No”. But the periodontal treatment stops the progression of the disease so by maintaining regular periodontal maintenance, the bone loss and gum recession will not continue.

Be sure to brush and floss daily and visit your dentist every six months in order to take preventative measures for periodontal disease. It will save you a lot of money and trouble in the long run.

Does The Gum In My Mouth Grow Back? Periodontal Disease Simply Explained

Brushing Could Help Reduce the Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes

doctor smiling and heartDentistry Today reports that a recent 3-year study conducted by researchers at Columbia University, revealed that brushing regularly reduces and could eliminate atherosclerosis (fatty deposits in the arteries) and therefore hinder the risk of a heart attack or stroke. The correlation is gum health. Participants in the study who brushed regularly had healthy or improved the health of their gums, which according to the study, in turn affected the health of their arteries.

Research has also shown that poor dental hygiene could lead to a whopping 700 strains of bacteria entering the bloodstream affecting health in multiple ways.

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So get brushing my friends! To make sure you’re brushing correctly and effectively, check out our article, Are You Brushing Correctly?, and help lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke!

You can check out Dentistry Today’s original article here: http://dentistrytoday.com/todays-dental-