Dr. Nammy Patel from San Francisco Green Dentistry discusses gum recession and whether gum tissue can grow back.
Is it possible for gum tissue to ever grow back?
So the best way to get your gum tissue back naturally is going to be to figure out the cause. So the reason for the gum recession a lot of times is the positioning of the teeth or over brushing. So when the teeth are again crooked, you’re going to end up brushing one area more than the other. But if you straighten them up, when your teeth get trained, your body actually creates bone on one side, and eats away bone on the other. So with the bone comes a tissue. So if you align the tooth that’s crooked into being straight, it will help naturally bring some gum tissue back.
A graduate of the University of Southern California and the University of California’s School of Dentistry, Dr. Patel is a leader in the movement to bring environmental sanity and well-being into the dental world. As a trusted dentist, Dr. Patel provides her patients with more than just world-class dental care — she helps them recognize the vital connection between dental health and whole body health. She is also a ForbesBooks and Amazon best-selling author.