If you have gum disease, the gum tissue around the teeth can start to recede and your teeth could begin to become more sensitive. An appointment with Dr. Scott Ross and Dr. Bradley Ross can determine if you have this condition. Receding gums are one of the signs of gum disease and can also be a warning sign that there are some underlying mechanical and functional problems. Once the gums have receded, they cannot be restored without some type of therapy or treatment. You could end up losing your teeth if you are not treated for gum recession and gum disease!
Some of the signs of receding gums include gaps forming between the teeth, extreme tooth sensitivity, and teeth that appear larger than normal. In some cases, you might feel a small notch or dent around the gum line. If you notice any of these signs of gum recession, set up an oral evaluation as soon as possible.
What is Gum Recession and Can It Treated?
FACTORS THAT AFFECT GUM RECESSION
Receding gums occur when the gums wear down and pull away from the tooth roots.