Gum recession


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I have 2mm gum recession on teeth 4 and 5 and 1mm recession on some other teeth. My question is can I wait to have gum graft surgery or will I cause more damage? I of course do not want to loose any teeth. I do not have gum disease. I was an aggressive brusher and I grind my teeth at night. Just recently I have purchased a sonic care tooth brush and a night gaurd. Just hoping I can hold out a while longer on the need for surgery as anything surgical gives me anxiety.
 

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Dr M

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Good day

I would wait before doing any periodontal surgery. Periodontal surgery doesn't always solve the problem. Your recession does not look too severe. I would change your habits first. Use a soft toothbrush, and use circular motions when brushing. Go for regular dental check-ups to ensure good oral hygiene. If the recession becomes more severe, only then you can consider periodontal surgery
 
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