Gum recession is caused by advanced gum disease. When gingivitis goes untreated, gum disease (also called periodontitis) will cause gums to pull away from the teeth, leaving deep pockets where bacteria can grow and damage the bone that supports the teeth. Gums can also shrink back from the teeth, making the teeth look longer. Teeth may then become loose, fall out, or have to be pulled out by a dentist. Gum recession is one of common dental problem. Typically, there are many people who do not realize that they have gum recession because it happens gradually. Tooth sensitivity, or you may notice a tooth looks longer than normal is the first sign of gum recession usually. You can notice your own gum whether it has receded or not by seeing your teeth and gums. If your gums seem to be pulling back from your teeth or your teeth look a little longer it means your gum has receded already.
Several causes will affect the gum recession. Periodontal diseases which also know as gum disease is one of the most serious causes. While there’s no cure for gum disease, you can visit us to solve your problem. Because we do understand that the health of your mouth and teeth depend on it. Especially, in a healthy mouth, the gum line is consistent around all the teeth and the colour of gums are pink. If gum recession happens, the gums will look inflamed. It is really crucial to make special attention to your gum every day because gum recession can happen slowly. If you notice receding gums do not hesitate to visit us and make an appointment soon.