Receding Gums Treatment Essex

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What causes receding gums and how do we treat them?

Our team understand that when you have a dental emergency, you can’t wait for an appointment to become available. Whether you’re in pain, suffering from a broken tooth, or find yourself unable to eat properly, getting a fast and effective solution is the most important thing we can give you. That’s why our emergency dental services are available for all our patients to access within 48 hours, to minimise long term discomfort, and to ensure that urgent conditions do not develop into something more serious.

Some of the core emergency dental services we offer and ailments we treat include:

  • Gum disease
  • Dental trauma
  • Accumulation of plaque at the gum line
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Excessive pressure resulting from grinding or clenching your teeth
  • Aggressive brushing

Another common cause of receding gums, which is often misunderstood by patients, is imbalanced occlusion. This refers to the way your teeth fit together when you bite down and can become imbalanced due to genetics or the natural fit of your teeth, crooked fillings or crowns which do not properly balance your bite, or the gradual grinding of your teeth which wears away the top layer of enamel.

Here at Bluebell Dentistry & Aesthetics, our gum recession treatment in Essex starts with us working to identify the cause of your receding gums. We will then determine a course of treatment which will ease the symptoms, fix the root cause of the problem, and fix your smile.

Let’s take a closer look at the symptoms of receding gums and how the different treatment options work.

The symptoms of receding gums

When the occlusion (the way teeth come together) is imbalanced, excessive forces placed on the teeth cause trauma to the bone and gums. Similarly, when you are living with gum disease, if you clench or grind your teeth regularly, or you do not practice proper oral hygiene, the gumline which protects your teeth wears away – causing what we recognise as gum recession.

The primary symptom of a receding gumline is exposure of your teeth’s roots – causing teeth to become sensitive to hot, cold, sweet, and salty substances. This can cause extreme discomfort when you eat or drink. Another common symptom that many clients recognise is one or more teeth looking longer than the others – indicating that more of the tooth is exposed due to a recession in the gumline.

Treatment of receding gums

Here at Bluebell Dentistry & Aesthetics, we offer a selection of different treatments depending on the severity of gum recession and the placement of the gumline. Treatment will also depend on the cause of your receding gums, to ensure that we treat the root problem rather than simply providing a short term solution to the symptoms.

Fillings and crowns that do not meet properly can be corrected by our expert team of dentists and grinding and clenching of teeth can be prevented by prescribing a tooth guard for the client to wear (usually overnight when grinding and clenching are at their worst).

Another treatment we offer is a prescribed agent which will help to desensitise the teeth. Most of these agents are available in solution form and are applied to the sensitive area with a cotton swab to ease the most painful symptoms.

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Ant Rich
I really want to thank Dr. Alistair for the amazing job he did. When my veneer fell off, I was pretty worried. But Dr. Alistair fixed it fast and now my smile looks great again. Everyone at the clinic was very nice and made me feel comfortable. Big thanks to Dr. Alistair for taking such good care of me and doing such a great job!
Janine Dawson
I had a bridge fitted by Ruth Badoo on Friday 2nd Feb 2024. What a lovely thoughtful kind dentist she is. Both my daughter and myself highly recommend Ruth and the Clinic . All the reception staff are so friendly and helpful. Many many thanks again to Ruth!
Simon Fisher
I have just returned home and wanted to give some good feedback. When I arrived I was greeted by their reception staff with a smile and very friendly greeting. My NHS appointment was with Dr Ijaz Hussain at Bluebell. As a nervous patient I am very pleased to say how thorough and gentle Dr Hussain was. He explained my options and treatment required to maintain the health of my teeth and gums. Thanks to him and all the staff I will look forward to returning to this practice again in the future, rather than being stressed and nervous. Best wishes, Simon
Dr suki is truly deserving of recognition for her exceptional work. She is a true diamond in the field of dentistry, Her accommodating nature and warm personality make her a joy to be around, and she is always willing to go above and beyond to ensure that her patients receive the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Dr. Suki to anyone seeking top-notch dental care in the UK. She was also very understanding during the times I've had to bring my toddler in with me, I am so happy to have picked bluebell for my teeth straightening journey.
Melvyn Field
Don't normally write reviews, but felt I wanted to, Kazeem is a fantastic dentist, puts you at ease, explains everything to you. I have full faith in him, and would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and family. Found Annie on reception very friendly and helpful
Rauf Arbab
I want to say BIG BIG thank you to Dr.Alistair for his incredible work, he help me gain my smile back. When all other dentist in the borough and central London had turned me away due to how complicated and unique my case was. Dr.Alistair went above and beyond to help me. Giving 5 star ⭐️ isn’t not enough he deserves 100 stars. Also, Dr. Robin was just amazing during my gum grafting, he kept me informed all along the process and made the surgery as transparent as possible. Finally the receptionist team were very kind and understanding every time I was running late, they were very flexible and understanding so I don’t miss my appointment. I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to the whole Bluebell dental team for everything they have done for me.
Maninderpal Matharu
I had never been to a dental hygienist before and my first go was with Samira. The practice was really clean and welcoming and Samira was amazing. I was originally quite nervous but I was immediately put at ease and Samira kept me informed of what she was doing at each stage. She did an incredible job and even though she gave me top marks for my gums, I got some really good advice to take away and will be coming back to make sure I'm on top of my oral health!! Thank you :)
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Haroon Chaudhry
I had previously visited this establishment almost a year and a half ago and had my tooth removed. At the time, it was a emergency so didn’t think much of the visit. It was pleasant and it ended the pain I was in. This was my second visit, and as expected I had a great experience. All of the staff were very friendly, and they were very accommodating when asking questions. I was seen by Dr Farrell, and his friendly nature and genuine concern for my teeth instantly put me at ease. It wasn’t just the treatment that was quick and painless, but he was very articulate as to what else I should continue to do to keep my teeth healthy. For me the visit was definitely a decider as to my go to dental clinic, and Dr Farrell really went over and beyond what I was expecting, so Thank you. Definitely recommend this place!

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