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Receding Gums 10-22


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Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS, explains cases regarding receding gums See more examples on the website of Los Angeles dentist - Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS. 443 N. Larchmont Blvd LA, CA 90004 at (323) 467-2777

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Receding Gums 10-22

  1. 1. Receding Gums • Gum disease, especially gum recession, is a common problem identified by your dentist. Often people are unaware of the disorder because it can be asymptomatic and the process is typically gradual. Identification of the issue is important because receding gums may be a sign of more serious periodontal disease. • Dr. Kezian, a Los Angeles dentist, is extremely knowledgeable about the causes of gum recession, ways to prevent it and different treatment
  2. 2. Receding Gums • Where the gum and tooth meet is called the gum line. Receding gums simply refers the process in which the gum line pulls back. The result is more tooth exposure. • The gaps between teeth often enlarge as well. This increases the area in which bacteria can grow and plaques can form. Ultimately, you are at an increased risk for the development of dental caries and, in worst case scenario, tooth loss. The presence of gum recession is often the very first sign of gum disease
  3. 3. Receding Gums • Now that the problem of gum recession has been identified, your dentist needs to identify the cause in order to dictate the treatment plan. If the disease is only due to mild gum disease , a good deep cleaning of the affected area while at the dentist with extra care given in your routine dental care should reverse the process. This deep cleaning process is also referred to as tooth scaling and root planning. • Below the gum line and not visible to you, plaque and tartar may have built up. Basically the dentist “deeply” cleans under the gum line, removes the irritating plaques and then planes or smoothes the surface so that in the future, bacteria cannot attach so easily. Many times you will receive a course of oral antibiotics as well to rid your mouth of any remaining harmful
  4. 4. Receding Gums • Of course, the best treatment is prevention! Here are some good habits that can lower your chances of developing gum disease. Make sure you are practicing good oral hygiene that includes, brushing at least two times a day with a soft bristled toothbrush, and adding flossing to your dental regimen. Lifestyle changes such as tobacco cessation are important as well. • Remember gum recession should not be ignored. Los Angeles dentist, Dr. Kezian, can repair the effects of gum disease and prevent further