Gum Retraction

Gum Retraction

It is the exposure of the root surface with the gingival border of the gums falling below the enamel level. Gum recession can be seen in every individual. It is usually hereditary, caused by calculus or bad veneers. It is one of the reasons for gingival recession when brushing hard or a lot of teeth.

How Is It Treated?

The most effective way in the treatment of periodontitis is the way dentists apply locally and surgically. While the gums are being treated, the surrounding tissues should be treated as there are no gingival defects. In other words, the bone tissue should be involved. Antibiotics that can be effective in gum and bone tissue are given as a support. Dentists follow up the patient after performing surgical procedures such as detertrage, curettage and deep curettage and find solutions by making point or general treatments to the problem areas.

How much will it take?

Although the treatment of gingival recession varies according to the condition of the recession, it takes between 3 weeks and 6 months. However, routine controls should not be interrupted at 6-month intervals after the treatment.


Halitosis, or bad breath, is one of the most common symptoms of gum recession. Swelling and redness at the bottom of the teeth, bleeding during brushing are signs of gingival recession.

Mecidiyekoy Hospitadent

Chief Physician Dt. Yigit Emrah KURT