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Can receding gums be restored?

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Can receding gums be restored?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  replied 4 years ago.
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Depending on individual circumstances, gum recession can sometimes be reversed by surgical gum grafting methods. The results are not always predictable, so it would be best to consult with a periodontist so that the appropriateness of this approach to your gum condition can be properly assessed.

To find contact information for a periodontist near you, refer to the online directory of the American Academy of Periodontology.

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