The short answer is no; there is no way to regrow gum tissue once it is lost. When the dentist notices an issue with receding gums caused by something like periodontal disease, treatment becomes all about prevention to keep the receding from getting worse and management to help the patient compensate for the gum loss through patient education and extra care.
Even after the periodontal disease is gone, the receded gumline will always pose an additional risk of dental issues, requiring extra care and more attention from the dentist and patient.
What Options Do I Have for My Receding Gum Line?
Just because gums can't grow back doesn't mean there is no hope. There are several options for treating receding gum line issues, like grafts. This is less important than conquering the underlying condition causing the receding. For the health of your teeth, the only option you don't have is to do nothing. Ignoring the problem can cause a host of issues for your teeth, comfort, and dental health.
Issues like periodontal disease have passed the point where you can't treat it at home. No amount of flossing or mouthwash will eliminate the bacteria and plaque likely to live under the gumline, so vowing to step up your dental routine won't cut it. It would be best if you had a dentist on your side who can assess the situation, determine the underlying causes, and help you develop a game plan for stopping further damage.
Schedule an Exam at Our Phoenix Dental Office
Dental Care at Moon Valley is proud to serve the greater Phoenix, AZ area providing a wide range of services, including treating gum disease and mitigating receding gums. Contact us at (602) 843-6000 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chad Hines, DDS!