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Pinkwindsor

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Sorry, not sure why my photo appeared before my writing. But I've just discovered this, and I am absolutely terrified. Do I have really bad gum recession? :shame:
 
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Can someone advise? I have an appointment tomorrow morning… :(
 
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Hi there, it looks as if you haven't had a reply yet. How did your appointment go? Did you get answers to your questions?
 
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You've got some heavy calculus (tartar) deposits. Once they've been cleaned off then your gums should be fine.
You need some tuition on cleaning in that area which hopefully your dentist will organise for you.
 
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Hello, I managed to actually get into the hygienists chair which was a huge deal for me.

I did indeed have a very heavy deposit of tartar. I have been cleaning my teeth but not brushing down to that level ?‍♀️ It was only when I pulled my lip down that I noticed it all!

It was all removed but the gaps in the gums left below each tooth will just stay there and I’ll have to have more regular hygienist appointments to make sure it’s kept clean.

I’m totally exhausted by the sheer amount of anxiety that this has caused me!
 
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Pinkwindsor,

Congrats on making it through this appointment and getting into the hygenist chair. Often that can be more scary than the dental chair and you did it! Anxiety is SO exhausting.. Hope you can get some rest and do something kind for yourself for making it through! :grouphug:
 
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Thanks for the update, Pinkwindsor, great to hear that you managed to get into the hygienist’s chair ?.

A tip from @Gordon: use your spare hand to pull down your lower lip when brushing, so you can see what you’re doing ? .
 
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Hello, I have 4-5mm root exposure all along the top and bottom rows of my teeth and have been recommended for gum grafts. Appointments have been made before the end of this year on the NHS.
My teeth are white, it’s apparently over brushing that may have caused the excessive root exposure. Since using Sensodine toothpaste, my teeth don’t hurt anymore.

1. Can the root exposure stabilise?
2. Is a gum graft most definitely something I will need to have done in the future? (I’m 27)
3. Is pinhole surgery a possibility?

Thank you 😭
 
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I couldn’t seem to edit the above but it was asked on behalf of my daughter.
 
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