Conditions with symptom: 'receding gums'
Hello. I am 18 and I am really paranoid about my teeth, well gums. My dental history has always been bad, when I was young they told me I was too young to have braces, even though others had them, and now my teeth are all over the place. So I find it hard to trust what a dentist says. My bottom gum line under my bottom row of teeth looks, not so much infected, but raw.. I think it may be receding gums but I'm not sure. It's as if that section of my gums has been cut out and so it goes back a bit. You can also see the bottom of my front bottom 4-5 teeth though the gum, as it's got really thin. It does feel pretty saw and it's really red, although they don't bleed. When I showed my dentist he said it was in bad condition but just brushing properly and using mouth wash would sort it. Thing is I don't trust him, I think they just boy you off so they don't have to do free work on you. I'm starting to think I have some disease and I really don't want to wake up one morning with all my teeth missing. Could anyone help me with this?
please just ask your friends and family to recommend you a good and gentle dentist or hygienist and make an appointment.
Hi the roots of my two bottom front teeth are starting to show (or the gum is very thin) below the gum line, but my gums are not receding. So it looks like there are two holes in my gum below the gum line. It doesn't hurt, my teeth are not wobbly and I don't think I have any cavities. Please can you let me know what this is?
can you help i have been suffering for two years now with sore gums it can be sore when i eat for the first time each day my dentist has said my teeth are fine and everytime i say about my gums he just tells me to keep cleaning them i clean my teeth twice a day with corsodyl toothpaste and flossy and use corsodyl mouthwash and dental gel but nothing seems to work is they anyone i can see about my gums apart from my dentist and also is there anything i can get to help my gums
My advice would be to see a really good private dentist's hygienist/therapist. A BACD accredited member is a good place to start. You will have to pay, but if it's bothering you this much. Dentists are not all as concerned with gum disease as they could be - especially NHS. A "scale and polish" on the NHS takes 15 mins and that's clean chair to clean chair. I don't think it can be done properly in 15 mins, and if you have sensitive gums...
I have had very bad gum disease for a couple of years all my teeth are loose and I'm in pain constant, I can't eat properly and my dentist won't do anything because I smoke I'm 33 and used to have an excellent white pair a teeth and straight now I got cracks holes and my gums are receding way pass on to the lip top and bottom what can I do. Can my dentist leave me in this much pain all my roots are showing and all teeth loose please help
I have one really loose bottom right tooth, gum has receded badly. I used to ignore it, but now it very difficult to eat in general. I haven't been to a dentist in 10+ years and was embarrassed & ashamed to go now, it's so loose it needs attention after this weekend. I've had dental insurance but neglected it. My BAD!!! I just want to go in to an office & get things fixed, I know now it will probably cause me pain & discomfort, but ready to deal with it, pls help!!!
Ive got advanced gum disease. Some of my teeth are very slightly loose. I am in the uk and dont have to pay for treatment and I smoke. But I dont want to lose my teeth so im seeing the dentist in a few weeks and will take any advice she gives me including stopping smoking. I hope youve had some joy in treatment. Let me know. Andrea
I have very bad receding gum on one tooth at the front of my mouth.. Some mornings I wake up and it's really sore. It's about 5mm receding and looks horrible, I'm very self conscious about it and really scared its going to make my tooth fall out. I've been referred for gum graft but NHS dentist said my gum is too thin. .i was referred to private dentist but couldn't afford even the check up. Is there anything I can do? I'm really worried about it. Thanks
Your health professionals should know what the best..The following may not be your case but, I had a receding gum line above one tooth and a veneer of some sort was placed over the exposed root. That was ten or so year ago and have no problem since.. When brushing teeth, with this problem or not always buy only SOFT toothbrushes and brush gently not like you are scrubbing the floors..Sore mouth in morning? Possibly try ensuring there is no food particles and rinse mouth with a non alcohol mouth rinse prior to bed and after meals. This will combat against bacteria which may cause infection, and nice breath as a bonus.. Do you have Dental Schools, which teach up and coming Dental technicians?? Sometimes they want volunteers so students can practice and are been overseen by a qualified Dentist?? Like hairdressing schools.This may assist your query re monies?? Your teeth are vital for more than the job they are designed for, they are your face, and you dont want it erroding your confidence if you loose them.. Try a save monies aside and speak to a couple of dentists, some charge more than other or are more understanding and might meet you half way with costs.. its worth a try.. Take care
HI. i have 2 questions. 1. my gums are receding, opening up sharp edges at the root of the tooth. My dentist wants to just polish the edges off, but says there is nothing to do about the problem... 2. I always got a great tan, since few years I have a problem on my face, I tan in patches, and tan peels of in patches. Dermatologist said it is a permanent sun damage, and I have to use 50+ blocks for my face. But my pigmentation is not stabilizing, I have black-tanned areas of skin on my face (apparently also common in pregnancies) and the other areas just stay red - I can not seem to get even skin tone. thanks
please help. I'm 10 weeks pregnant and my teeth and gums are coming away from each other also my gums bleed when brushing. what can be done please? thanks
I'm 26 years old and over the last few months have noticed that my gums are getting smaller resulting in you being able to see more amd more of the top of my teeth. Aslo when i brush my gums bleed what can this be and how can i treat it?
When you brush your teeth, be a bit more gentler, you can have special mouthwashes that help with this and you should make sure that the foods you eat don't harm your gums.
you sound like u have gum disease brushing twice a day and using a good mouth wash will help this
i am a forty year old female. i am not sure if my question is relevant this site but i just don't know what else to do. i have a top front painful wobbly tooth along with a painful wobbly back tooth, receding gums, i suffer with toothache and abcesses quite alot. i can't bear the thought of going to the dentist due to dread of the pain, cost and them man handling my teeth which will undoubtedly end up with me having dentures which fills me with dread and worry. its making me so miserable as i know what i have to do, if i had some idea of what they might do i might be able to conjure up the courage to go to the dentist, but they never seem to be the friendliest of people. i understand there are other people with real problems and illnesses but i really don't know who else to ask, i just want straight advice. many thanks, Janine.
Janine...Don't worry so much about the dentist...At the end of the day, they are just people...You need to go and get sorted....There is absolutely no need for your misery. Just what do you think will happen? No-one likes having to go to the dentist..I hate going, but I'm not afraid of them..All I want is my teeth looking after...Get yourself along there, get yourself sorted.. You are your own worst enemy....in a nice way of course...get yourself there...x
I had all my teeth out at the age of24,had bleeding gums very bad, are now 64 and for some reason have started this week with pain in my gums which is getting worse, even if I do not wear my dentures, to try to ease the situation, any ideas please
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