For patients who have had oral health issues or noticed that their gums have started receding, this is a valid and important question.
Receding gums happen when the gums around your teeth visibly pull away, possibly even exposing the tooth root. Any pockets or looseness in the gums create the perfect environment for unhealthy and toxic bacteria to set up residence.
Plaque, for example, happens daily after we have a meal or drink something with sugar. The plaque forms a sticky film that covers the surfaces of your teeth. This film allows bacteria to start eating away at your precious enamel, which can keep your gums receding.
Left untreated, this can develop into a severe dental situation that can erode your tooth enamel and lead to bone and tooth loss.
Multiple factors can result in receding gums, especially poor oral hygiene.
Will Your Gums Grow Back?
While some of our tissue does grow back, our gum tissue does not.
Through preventive dentistry, Glendale dentist Dr. Kim can help avoid receding gums. During your regular dental cleaning and exam, we will be able to measure your gums and determine if additional dental procedures like scaling and root planing are necessary.
Antibiotic mouthwash can eliminate bacteria and help stop plaque from growing out of control.
Together, we can keep your dental hygiene in top shape.
Call Us Today to Continue Your Preventive Treatments
Call the dental office of Lucio H. Kim DDS so we can keep your smile beautiful, healthy, and vibrant.