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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.
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!
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?