Gum recession is a condition in which the ridge of your gum tissue begins to pull back toward the tooth roots. This has many negative potential consequences, from the functional to the aesthetic. Gum recession can leave a large portion of your tooth roots exposed, causing you to experience temperature sensitivity when eating and drinking. It can make your gumline appear lopsided, transforming what may otherwise be a healthy smile into one that makes you feel self-conscious. Worse yet, if you leave the condition untreated, it can lead to gum disease, tooth loss, and jawbone loss.
Do you notice any of these signs and symptoms?
Teeth appear longer
Tooth discoloration near gum line
Notches or dents in teeth near gum line
Dark, triangular spacing between teeth
Reversing Gum Recession
One of the possible treatments for gum recession is dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots that support crowns or bridges. Dental implants can replace missing teeth and prevent further bone loss and gum recession caused by missing teeth and periodontal disease. However, dental implants require healthy gums and adequate bone to be successful. Therefore, patients with gum recession may need additional procedures such as gum grafting or bone augmentation before getting dental implants
Common Causes of Gum Recession
A few of the factors mentioned below that cause gums to recede are within your control. Where applicable, try to alter any habits that may be connected to recession.
Aggressive tooth brushing
Tobacco use of any kind
Periodontal (gum) disease
Gum tissue trauma
Thin gum tissue
Keep gum recession from dampening your smile
…and placing your dental health at risk. Get the gentle, effective receding gum treatment you need now with our experienced, friendly expert, Dr. Kamel. Contact Woodbury Dental Arts today and reserve your personalized gum recession consultation.
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