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What Causes Receding Gums?

What Causes Receding Gums?

Gingival Recession, also known as receding gums, is when the roots of a teeth become exposed with the loss or retraction of gum tissue along the teeth. Oftentimes, gum recession occurs due to certain daily habits that people have, which over time, lead to gum recession.

Here are the common causes of gum recession:

How Can I Treat Gum Recession?

Although there are many factors that can cause gum recession, there are also various treatment options available depending on the specific cause of your gum recession.

If you are only experiencing mild gum recession, then this is good news, because you’ve detected your gum recession early, and you can make the necessary changes to your lifestyle now before it progresses to become a serious issue. Speak to your dentist, who will help you to identify the cause/causes of your gum recession.

A common treatment for mild gum recession is tooth scaling and root planning. This is a procedure used to deep clean the affected area of your gums. The dentist will remove any plague on your teeth and on the gum surface, as well as smooth out the exposed root area to prevent bacteria easily attaching to the area.

If your gum recession has become serious and a lot of the root surface of your teeth is exposed, then deep cleaning may not be an option for you. Typically, treatment for serious cases of gum recession involve gum surgery.

There are many gum surgery options that exist to treat gum recession. Make sure to consult your dentist to find out what is the best procedure option for you.