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Receding Gums Ask The Dentist Corinne Scalzitti Question:
Nicotine Gum: I used nicotine gum for over 9 months to stop smoking.

Chewing 10 or more a day caused me to have loose teeth and receding gums.

I am preparing to see a dentist. How bad this could be? ... Visitor from PA

Answer:
Without seeing you and your x-rays I have no idea of how bad your condition could be.

I do think that Nicorette gum is hard to chew, so would recommend that you switch to a patch or some other means of substituting the nicotine. You might want to look at Chantix, a prescription drug that inactivates the nicotine receptors in your brain.

As for your periodontal condition, the smoking cessation should be helping to heal the tissues and bone, so it may not be so bad if you stop the trauma from the gum.

By all means, see the dentist, let him/her evaluate you thoroughly and follow the recommendations. One thing that you might research is the PerioLase laser non-surgical procedure for periodontal treatment.

Corinne Scalzitti, DMD, MAGD

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