Ways of Treating Gums that Do Not Stay Tight Against Your Teeth
Posted on 8/10/2020 by Ronald Watkins
While a loose tooth may signal a special time in the life of a child, it cannot be celebrated as an adult. If your gums are loose or do not fit snugly, you need to find a way to treat the problem now.
Why the Gum Recedes or Pulls Away?
According to dental research, about 50% of adults have some form of periodontal disease. Therefore, it is not uncommon for gum recession to occur or for adults to have tartar build-up. This usually happens because adults do not follow a regular routine of dental care. To combat the problem, you have several treatment options available to you. By taking measures now, you can improve the health of your gums and teeth and change your habits with respect to oral hygiene.
How to Treat Gum Recession or Gums that Do Not Stay Tight
For at-home care, mix some salt with warm water and swish it in the mouth. Doing so will remove the bacteria that sits below the gum line. You should also see about scheduling a deep professional cleaning called a scaling and root planing. While scaling is done to remove the hardened plaque or tartar below the gum and at the gum line, planing is performed to smooth the roots so the gum can reattach itself to the tooth. In extreme cases, we can perform surgery to remove inflamed gum tissue and bone, which have been damaged by periodontal disease. Bone grafts may also be performed to rebuild the bone lost to dental disease. In some cases, soft tissue grafts, also known as gum grafts, may be suggested to promote healing. Mouth rinses or medicines may be used as well to reduce the bacteria in the mouth and reverse the signs of infection.
You do have options if your gum is not attaching itself tightly against a tooth. Contact our team of periodontal professionals to arrange a consultation and an exam.
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