Oral health: The First Reflectorof AIDS
Fibrous dysplasia of the bone
Do your teeth appear longer than usual?
Are you teeth
sensitive when you drink anything hot or cold? . If yes,
you might actually be the victim of receding gums. A
condition normally seen occurring with age, but can also
occurs in younger individuals.
1. Age: Gradual changes of the gingiva due to minor
trauma and infection over the years can lead to down
ward displacement of the gingiva.
2. Faulty brushing techniques may also result in
3. Abnormally tilted teeth.
4. Strong band of muscles in the mouth may be attached to
the gingiva, the constant contraction of which may result
in receding gums. e.g. A small strip of muscle band is present
between & above the two upper central anterior teeth. If
this strip of muscle is too thick it can cause an upward
displacement of the gingiva resulting in exposure of the
roots of the teeth.
An unsightly smile due to exposure of the roots of the teeth
as a result of downward displacement of gingiva.
of the teeth to hot or cold food items.
- Food getting stuck between the roots of adjacent
The level of the gingival in relation to the tooth diagnoses
this condition. If the level of gingiva is below the line,
which separates the crown of the tooth from the root, it
is diagnosed as gingival recession.
Sedation And General Anesthesia
Wisdom Tooth Removal