What is Gum Recession?

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Healthy gums are naturally pink, and the gum line is consistent around teeth. If you notice that your gum line is lower around some of your teeth, and your gums are swelling and inflamed, then you may need to consult with a periodontist as soon as you can. You may be suffering from a gum recession.

Gum recession gradually happens, and therefore we advised you to take a good look at your mouth every day and have a regular dental checkup. Any signs of gum receding or gum tissue pulling away from your gum line, exposing more of your teeth, should be treated as early as possible.

Gum recession or gingival recession is the exposure of the roots of teeth caused by loss of gum tissue. It can be caused by overly aggressive flossing and brushing, genetics, poor oral health, bruxism, tobacco products, abnormal tooth position, trauma and hormonal changes.

Receding gums if left untreated can affect your smile and appearance, increase the risk of periodontal disease and tooth loss. Treatment options for gum recession include root scaling and planning, regeneration and gum grafting procedure. Depending on your condition, your periodontist will decide the best treatment to treat your gum problems.

Learn more about gum recession from our gum experts. Contact us at Niagara Periodontics in St. Catharines.

-The Niagara Periodontics Team

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