Treatment of gingival recession

Dental recession is the exposure of the tooth root surface. We can talk about a gingival recession when the gingival margin is below the enamel - cement border. This leads to the exposure of the dental root, and thus to its exposure to harmful external factors. The root exposed in this way is characterized by sensitivity and lack of resistance to damage. Teeth covered by gum recession are particularly susceptible to caries. Sagging gums are not only painful dental necks, but also periodontal bone atrophy, which is not well protected and nourished. In some cases, dental recession is associated with pulpitis, and hence the need for endodontic treatment. In the worst case, recession can lead to loosening of the tooth and its loss.

There are many reasons for the recession. These include:

  • incorrect brushing technique;
  • long-lasting inflammation around the tooth;
  • malocclusion;
  • gingival biotype;
  • incorrectly made prosthetic and conservative restorations;
  • occlusal overload;
  • effect of orthodontic treatment.

Proper and correct brushing of teeth

A very important issue that patients who have to deal with the problem of exposed dental necks must pay attention to is proper and correct tooth brushing. Seemingly trivial and basic operation can contribute to the deterioration of our gums. Remember to adapt your brushing technique to the condition of your teeth. Particular attention should be paid to preventing tartar formation. The softness of the brush bristles is also very important. Brushes with soft to medium-soft bristles are recommended for patients with gingival recession problems.

There are several stages of gingival recession:


1st degree

This degree of recession only covers the alveolar gum and is the most promising recession class, which means that its prevention will be much easier and the least invasive.


II degree

This degree of recession only covers the alveolar gum and is the most promising recession class, which means that its prevention will be much easier and the least invasive.


3rd degree

Recession of this degree reaches or exceeds the mucosa. It can also be associated with loss of gums from interdental spaces or with incorrect tooth positioning.


4th degree

It covers the mucous membranes and is associated with extensive gum tissue and bone defects in the interdental spaces.

Correct brushing

Recession treatment begins with the elimination of factors that contribute to damaging the dental necks. You must first remove scale and deposits that are on your teeth. A patient affected by recession should be taught the right method of brushing teeth and taking care of oral hygiene. It is also very important to change the brush to one that will damage the gums as little as possible.

Gingival reconstruction method

Treatment of gingival recession involves repairing gum tissue that has been lost. To this end, a surgical procedure classified as so-called Periosurgery (muco-gingival surgery), which involves rebuilding the atrophic gums. The exact method of gingival reconstruction and gingival recession treatment is selected individually for each patient after a thorough interview and medical consultation. The procedure is performed in a dental office under local anesthesia.

Controlled regeneration method

The procedures performed to treat gingival recession include, among others palate tissue transplant or mucosal lobe shift from recession. Another way may be to use a controlled regeneration method. This method consists in supplementing the bone defect - the type of supplementation is selected by the doctor adequate to the patient's state of health.

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