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How to Manage Exposed Root Pain from Receding Gums

Posted on 10/10/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
How to Manage Exposed Root Pain from Receding GumsThe are many reasons for receding gums. For some people, they are simply a part of getting older. Others may have receding gums because of not maintaining good oral hygiene.

Regardless of the reasons, receding gums happen and it is a good idea to know what to do when you have pain or other problems because of them. It is possible to do some things that can help.

How Receding Gums Lead to Pain?

The more the gums recede, the more of the tooth becomes exposed. This can provide bacteria with access to the teeth, the roots and eventually the gums. It can cause decay, infection, and loss of tissue. Any or all these things can lead to pain.

The pain you feel is a symptom that something is wrong. The severity of the pain may signal how serious the problem is, but not always. Some people will experience the pain and then will see it go away. While it is best to consult our dental offices when you have pain, there are things to do to manage the pain until that time.

What to Do
These are some of the things to do to manage the pain from exposed roots.

•  Avoid acidic, sugary and sticky foods. They are not good for the teeth or gums anyway.
•  Be Gentle when Brushing - Harsh brushing can cause more pain and sensitivity.
•  Use a desensitizing toothpaste - It can provide temporary relief.
•  Over the counter medications - Many over the counter medications can help manage the pain until you see our dental professionals.

Receding gums happen. Our dental professionals can spot the signs of potential problems before you feel a symptom such as pain. The best thing to do to prevent and manage the problems associated with receding gums is to see our dental professionals regularly. When you do experience pain, don't hesitate to contact us.

For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.

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