Get a water pic and start off on the lowest setting and use it once a day. Floss twice a day. I also rinse my mouth with Colloidal Silver and swish it around for at least 5 minutes then swallow it. I sometimes rub my gums with raw honey. I had to have the root planing done years ago and some gum surgery in one spot. My gums are not receding anymore. They grew back. I don't know that you can completely recover without the help of a periodontist. After all of the above I can maintain my gums as long as I have the three cleanings a year.