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Old 04-26-2011, 02:50 PM   #1
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one tooth receding gum line?

on one of my two front teeth one seems to have a receding gum line. What can i do to thicken it ?

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Old 05-22-2011, 06:08 PM   #2
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Re: one tooth receding gum line?

Depending on how bad it is, you would need to get a connective tissue graft. They basically take a piece of skin from the roof of your mouth and implant it into the area the gum is receding in. You can read so many so many nightmare stories about it, but I was in and out in 20 minutes and didn't need any pain meds. It was just like a pizza burn.

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Re: one tooth receding gum line?

Jeannette is right. They only way to get gum back is to have a tissue graft. There has to be sufficient bone to keep it there, though. If your gumline is receding you may have bone loss in that area. Tissue grafts may or may not work based on bone amount.

A thorough cleaning from your dentist may stop the gum from receding any further.
I urge you to get to your dentist to have it checked.

Hope this helps.
Best to you,

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