Can Gum Damaged By Prolonged Tartar Return To Normal?
Hello wr wb. A week ago I went to the dentist because my upper and lower right molars hurt. After reviewing, it turned out because there were really a lot of teeth (I last scaled at the end of 2015). The doctor said, the gums had come down and many had holes. After the tartar is cleaned and some gum is patched, the tooth no longer hurts. My question is, can gums grow again? Because my dentist said that gums can grow naturally. Thank you very much for the answer. Thank you wr wb
Hello Ms. Nur Laili. Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Tartar is hardened plaque on teeth. Tartar can form below the gum line and irritate the gums. If left unchecked, tartar can cause serious problems, including various gum problems. In addition to damaging teeth and gums, tartar also damages appearance because it is easier to absorb stains, so that the color of the teeth become disturbed. To avoid the formation of tartar, you need to brush your teeth with toothpaste and use dental floss regularly. When the tartar is formed, you need to come to the dentist for scaling. When scaling, the dentist uses a special tool to remove tartar from the teeth above and below the gum line. After scaling, you may feel the distance from the tartar between teeth or around the gum line. In most cases, the gum will heal and return to its original position. However, if the tartar that has formed a lot and gum damage that occurs is quite heavy, chances are the gums can not grow back. The dentist will explain the actions needed to restore the gums if this happens. If your dentist says your gums will go back to normal, chances are the damage to your gums isn't that bad and your gums might come back. Don't forget to come to the dentist at least every 6 months or if there are complaints.
That's all information from me. I hope this helps.