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How to Treat Receding Gums: Natural Remedies & Professional Treatments

Published on: November 5, 2019 By: Urbandale Smiles Posted in: Periodontics Dentistry

Gum disease or periodontitis develops when the bone and soft tissues that hold your teeth in position become infected. If the infection is not addressed properly, the gums begin to recede from the teeth. Aging, poor dental hygiene, and brushing too hard can also cause receding gums. Many natural remedies and professional treatments are effective against receding gums. 

how to treat receding gums: natural remedies and professional treatment

Natural Remedies for Receding Gums

There are several natural remedies for treating receding gums. However, you should always consult with your dentist to choose the most suitable solution for you. 

Here are some natural remedies to reverse receding gums:

  1. Oil Pulling

    Oil pulling can reduce bacteria and plaque buildup that lead to receding gums. Take 2 tablespoons of oil in your mouth and swish it for 20 minutes. After spitting the oil, you should rinse your mouth with warm salt-water and brush your teeth.

  2. Saltwater Rinse

    You can get rid of inflamed gums by rinsing your mouth with a saltwater solution. Repeat this thrice a day. 

  3. Aloe Vera

    Aloe Vera is effective in promoting dental health. Injecting Aloe Vera gel into inflamed gums can improve your condition.

  4. Green Tea 

    Drinking green tea can prevent gum diseases and promote healthy gums and teeth. Drink one or two cups of green tea every day.

  5. Septilin

    Septilin is available in both syrup and tablet form. Taking Septilin will improve the outcome of your periodontal treatment. Take dosages as prescribed by your dentist. 

  6. Turmeric Gel 

    The anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric gel can help prevent plaque formation and gingivitis that lead to receding gums. 

  7. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    Eat foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids. Take 300 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids daily to reduce gum inflammation and improve gum-to-tooth attachment. 

  8. Hydrogen Peroxide 

    Rinse your mouth with hydrogen peroxide and water solution. This will help to treat receding gums. Repeat this twice or thrice a week.

  9. Tea Tree Oil 

    The source of the European Journal of Dentistry reveals that tea tree oil is effective against the growth of pathogens in the mouth.

  10. Brushing and Flossing

    Gently brushing your teeth and flossing twice a day can promote healthy gums and teeth.

Professional Treatments for Receding Gums 

If natural remedies mentioned above do not work, then consult your dentist immediately. They will recommend professional treatments, depending on the severity of your condition.

  • Nonsurgical Treatment - Usually includes scaling to smoothen the tooth surface, and planning the hard spots on your tooth to eliminate bacteria. Also, your dentist may recommend antibiotics to cure mouth infections.

  • Surgical Treatment - This includes procedures such as soft tissue grafting to prevent gum recession and improve the aesthetics of your gum line. Gum pocket reduction surgery to encourage natural bone regeneration and tartar removal from below the gum line. 

If you are concerned that you have receding gums, call us right away. Our dentists in Urbandale will help you find the right treatment.

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