Receding Gums Treatment

Treatment for bleeding gums from National Periodontics

Gingival recession affects millions of Australians each year. Those suffering from it see the gums begin to recede down the tooth, exposing the root, and the tapering ‘middle’ of the tooth as well. It can be disconcerting, as well as leading to sensitivity problems in some sufferers.

This can be disconcerting, but it is important to realise that not always is this a medical problem. Receding gums are often a result of our genetics, and occur naturally as we get older. They won’t always lead to poor oral health, they are simply a progression of our body through its life.

Other causes, however, are worthy of attention. Receding gums can be caused by a number of dental problems and poor habits.


Aggressive tooth brushing, often involving hard ‘scrubbing’ of the tooth and overbrushing, can impact upon your receding gumline. The same holds true for overuse of dental floss. Remember, tooth maintenance is not meant to be painful. If you are causing yourself discomfort with your toothbrush, you are likely creating more problems than you’re solving.


Three more causes of gum recession include tooth grinding, abnormal tooth placement and growth, and injury. Each of these has their own curative measure, and can be solved with proper treatment from an oral surgeon.


These ailments are also responsible for causing a number of cases of receding gums. Treatments for periodontitis and gingivitis range from non-invasive tooth scraping, root planing and cleaning, to more invasive surgeries meant to remove infected tissue from below the gumline.

At National Periodontics, we can identify the root cause of your receding gums, and prescribe a treatment solution that will help you. Our qualified dentists are specialists in periodontal care, and can develop a method to ensure your oral health is healthy.

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