my husband has gums where he hardly has any room left for his tongue and appear to be growing over he's teeth. dentist said this could be a result of years of jackhammering, xray show bone structure okay i notice he doesn't eat much and think it's due to condition of his mouth any suggestions.
What to Do About Gums in Bad Shape?
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As you seem to be describing more advanced gum disease, I would recommend seeking out the services of a gum specialist, called a periodontitist. After a thorough medical history and examination, the specialist will develope a treatment plan with the goal of restoring your husband's gums into a maintainable healthy condition.
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Having a gum specialist (periodontist) do a complete exam would be a good idea. There are some medications that have a side effect of causing gum tissue to overgrow, but it's tough to try to diagnose something like this without doing an exam and having a medical history.
Getting gums back in shape
I recommend having a consultation with a periodontist to discuss what your options are. He would probably need to take x-rays & images to determine what treatment solution will help your gums, it's also important to visit your hygienist for your routine cleanings & check up at that visit dentist does a full exam & hygienist measure your gum pockets to make sure that there is no bone loss or periodontal disease present your hygienist can also give you instructions on how to floss & brush & stop jackhammering your teeth, use a soft bristle tooth brush.