When your gums recede, your tooth roots are exposed, increasing the risk for tooth loss. Gum recession occurs gradually in the earliest stages of development, making it difficult to self-diagnose. This is one reason your regular dental appointments are so important: they can help identify gum recession in the earliest stages.
Gum recession may be caused by a number of factors, including:
Some common symptoms of gum recession include:
Our dentist may recommend various treatments to help halt and correct gum recession. When you visit our office, we will carefully examine your mouth to determine the extent of your gum recession and recommend the treatment that will be most beneficial for you. Treatments range from using a softer toothbrush and a gentler brushing technique to deep dental cleanings and gum surgery or soft tissue grafting.
Call us today to schedule your consultation with our dentist and learn more about our treatments for gum recession. We are here to help you regain your healthy smile!