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    Receding Gums: Risks and Associated Health Complications

    receding gums treatment

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    Impeccable oral hygiene may help prevent gum recession. Poor oral hygiene is a major risk factor for receding gums and potential tooth loss.

    Key takeaways:

    • Receding gums, also referred to as gingival recession, lead to exposure of roots of the tooth.
    • Receding gums are linked to problems such as tooth sensitivity, infection, tooth decay, pain, and tooth loss.
    • Gingival recession is caused by poor oral hygiene, physical wear, misaligned teeth, lip piercings, periodontal disease, and dental treatments.

    Most cases of mild gum recession do not need treatment. Dentists may simply give advice about prevention and offer to monitor the gums. Teaching people how to brush gently but effectively is a good early intervention.

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.