Can Gum Tissue Regenerate?

Receding gums cause many problems. It can cause gaps or pockets between the teeth and gums. It can lead to problems with gum disease. It affects the appearance. It is not something people should ignore.

There are many ways to treat the problem of receding gums, but some may wonder if it is possible for gum tissue to regenerate. Is there some way people can get their body to fix the problems associated with receding gums? The answer will surprise many.

What Happens to the Gums?

Gum disease is not something to ignore. The longer it is left untreated, the worse the problems will get. Receding gums is one of the problems associated with gum disease. Receding gums can lead to gaps and pockets forming in the gums. Those gaps and pockets can allow bacteria to grow and can lead to tooth decay, tissue loss and bone loss. This can result in loose or lost teeth and other oral health issues.

There are many ways to treat gum disease. The sooner the treatment is started, the easier it is to repair and reverse the damage. There are non-surgical treatments available when used early enough. If there is more damage than the non-surgical treatments can fix, it is time turn to other treatment options that can help regenerate the gum tissue.

The Possibility of Regeneration

Gum tissue cannot regenerate without any help. The help that our dental professionals offer comes in the form of grafts. Soft tissue is grafted with the gums to replace the tissue that was lost. As the grafts heal, the tissue grows, and the healing of the gaps and pockets begins. The tissue grafts can help replace the tissue that was lost even of the gum tissue does not regenerate on its own.

Gum disease, receding gums and other oral health problems are serious issues and it is important to address them. Take some time to contact our office or come in and talk to our dental professionals to see what you can do to improve your overall oral health.