How To Repair Receding Gums At Home?

The gums that are pushed down from a tooth, exposing the roots are termed as receding gums. Receding of gums is a major problem these days. It may lead to severe gum disease and tooth decay. When you have receding gums the gums tissues will break and these tissues can’t be repaired unless extra care or treatment is done. 

There are some natural and clinical ways to recover receding gums. These treatments don’t fully reverse gum receding but help to stop the conditions from getting worse.

What Are the Causes of Receding Gum?

There are many reasons of receding gums including:
➢ Aging
➢ Smoking
➢ Poor hygiene
➢ Grinding of teeth
➢ Sports injury
➢ Piercing of lips

Causes of Receding Gum

How You Can Prevent Receding Gum?

To regrow the damaged tissues of your teeth you can apply some remedies and modern techniques to overcome this problem.

Need to Slow Down the Process

First make an appointment with your dentist. He will measure the distance of your pockets and make sure that there is any invasion of bacteria or not. If there is any kind of bacteria residing inside the gums it will need immediate deep cleaning.

For the purpose of deep cleaning, tartar from your teeth has been removed with the help of a scraper or ultrasonic device (usually some kind of vibrations are applied to teeth).

This technique of deep cleaning of your gums is known as scaling and root planing.

Sometimes antibacterial gels are recommended which will help in slowing down the process of receding gums. Along with that some antibacterial mouthwash is also suggested to slow down receding gums process.

These are the initial steps to stop the growth of bacteria but you need to follow proper oral hygiene steps to stop further plaque formation.

Will you go for Surgery?

Most of the time it’s not necessary for a surgery but when the condition gets worse or the bacteria go into the depth of your teeth, then you need to go for a rapid action treatment.

Common Surgical Techniques

With the advancement in technology there is no way to say impossible about any problem.

Let’s have a look at some surgical procedures that are being followed to overcome or treat receding gums nowadays.

Gum Surgery to repair gums

Gums Bonding

To protect your gums from receding a Gum-colored resin has been fused onto the area of gum receding. The bonding will help to protect your teeth from decay and bacterial attack while the resin helps to look your teeth neat and clean while smiling.

Gums Grafting

Gum grafting is a procedure in which tissues from the healthy part of your mouth have been taken and surgically implanted into receding gums area. The layer of these new tissues will protect receding gums area and protect the gum from further damage.

Flap Surgery

After applying all the simple procedures, if your gums are not recovering and getting worse then flap surgery has been performed. In this method gum tissues have been lifted up by making a small incision, so that any remains of plague will be removed and make the gum clear. After removing any bacteria and plague your gum tissues will be placed back to their original position. It helps to secure the gums from receding for a long period of time.

Pinhole Surgical Technique

This newly designed technique is usually for those patients who are afraid of gums grafting. This is an alternative technique to gums grafting. It helps to minimize the post-operative signs of surgery and helps to regain your smile instantly.

This technique is very helpful and consistent in the gum recession process.

Most of the patients having pinhole surgery report positive results throughout their lifetime but some people see mild changes in gums recession due to some genetic factors.

This technique is almost pain free, gives instant results, is less disturbing and takes very less time for recovery.

Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP)

LANAP is basically laser treatment which helps in the natural regeneration of affected tissues. The dentist will apply rays on the affected gums and these rays help to eradicate bacteria and remove the damaged tissue. It’s also a painless procedure with no stitches and cuts. You can easily recover In some days after this treatment.

Home Remedies To Repair Receding Gums

In the past when there were no surgeries, tools and techniques to cure the disease, people used to take help from nature. They drive new ways to cure their diseases.  Those home remedies are still working these days. 

Some people get afraid of the pain they have to face during and after the surgery. More than 10 days are required to fully recover from surgery. People prefer to use home remedies as they are easy to use with cheap prices.

Some of the remedies that are being used for receding gums are;

  • Use of Saltwater rinse ( maintains the PH of the mouth)
  • Apply Aloe vera (reduce the growth of bacteria under the gums)
  • Use Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Thyme oil
  • Taking green tea (affect the production of inflammation causing bacteria)
  • Use of sesame oil (prevents gum inflammation and plague)
  • Use of Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Gentle brushing

Many surveys have been conducted regarding receding gums, from those results it’s clear that the person above the age of 40 is affected with receding gums whether he’s taking good hygienic measures or not.

About 40% of the patients are affected due to their age factor which badly affects their oral health.

All these home remedies are useful for oral health but none of them are so promising in the regrowth of the damaged tissues of your gums.

Tips for Prevention

➢ All these making your lifestyle healthy
➢ Eating a balanced food with stop smoking
➢ Try to wash your mouth with saltwater rinse on daily basis
➢ Maintain the oral hygiene
➢ Make sure to use soft brush twice a day
➢ See your dentist twice a year
➢ Don’t ignore the early symptoms of receding gums


Receding gums is one of the major problems which affect many people on a daily basis. Aging and genetic factors are the main reasons for a person to get affected with receding gums.

But with the use of some home remedies, extra oral care and taking preventive measures can help you to get rid of receding gums.

Repairing Receding Gums Naturally
Mary Cramer

Mary Cramer, an advocate for dental health, shares expert insights on oral care at DentalPro7. With years of industry experience, she offers practical tips and the latest advancements in dental technology. Join Mary to prioritize your dental wellness and achieve a radiant smile.