Exposure of the necks of the teeth is one of the most troublesome symptoms in the course of periodontitis. The most common cause is build-up of tartar that pushes itself into the pockets of the teeth, causing pain and inflammation. The intervention of a periodontist helps to stop the process and protect the teeth against loosening and falling out.
How to treat exposed tooth necks?
At home, you should start using appropriate toothpastes and tooth rinses that facilitate the removal of tartar and limit its deposition, as well as change the technique of brushing your teeth. If the disease process has gone too far, you need to see a periodontist. In the office, we can count on laser or ultrasonic tartar removal and curettage, i.e. cleaning tooth pockets.
What are the symptoms of exposed tooth necks?
The first symptoms include bleeding gums and tooth sensitivity to hot and cold food, drinks and sweets. Pain in the teeth and gums, as well as bad breath and a sense of disgust may appear later.
What are the causes of exposed tooth necks?
The most common is tartar pressing into the tooth pockets and causing inflammation. There are also non-mechanical causes, such as: hormonal disorders, diabetes, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption.
What is the cost of treating exposed tooth necks?
Never too expensive! Untreated periodontal diseases can lead to systemic complications: acceleration of the development of atherosclerosis, exacerbation of diabetes, complications in the course of pregnancy and others.
What to do when the first symptoms of receding gums appear?
Diagnostics in a periodontist’s office is necessary. Each exposed tooth neck is a wide-open gate for microorganisms.
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