Gum recession keeps getting worse


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I'm a 20 year old guy.

For some reason, my gums keep receding more and more every single day and there doesn't seem to be much I can do about it.

I am even developing gaps between all my front teeth which is even affecting my speech. I am developing a lisp because of it. I can't believe this is happening to me.

I've always kept excellent oral hygiene, brushing and flossing religiously at all the recommended intervals, using mouthwash, etc. I'm also doing "oil pulling" 1-2 times per day.

I believe the gum recession was triggered due to occasional cigar smoking habit. I smoke 2-3 cigars per month, nothing serious that should be affecting my gums in this manner. I've seen people who smoke 5 cigars per day and have healthy gums, seems like I smoke only a couple every now and then and my gums get obliterated.

Anyway, I've stopped the cigar smoking habit for a while now and there doesn't seem to be any improvement. Besides that, my oral hygiene is top notch, I maintain a perfectly healthy diet, and I exercise on a regular basis. My teeth look white and my gums don't look diseased.

It really bothers me that my gums are receding and that there is nothing I can do about it. I'm going to be stuck with nasty holes between all my teeth for the rest of my life and it feels all completely out of my control. What is causing this and what should I do? I made a dentist appointment, but not until next week.
 
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Hi @smucker45 you really need to see your dentist and depending on the cause of your gum recession they can determine what particular treatment you need. If in case you need to undergo surgical treatment your dentist will work with a periodontist, a gum specialist, to decide on the best course of action. But still the most important part here is how you take care of your oral health. Good luck and post some updates here.
 

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