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Understanding Gingival Recession

December 2, 2016 ADManage

Gingival recession, or receding gums, is a common reason why people visit a cosmetic dentist or seek periodontal treatment near Park Ridge. While receding gums often cause a person to consider cosmetic dentistry procedures for treatment, this issue can affect more than just the aesthetics of your smile. Watch this video to learn more about gingival recession.

Receding gums typically occur on teeth that are in a poor location or that have thin overlying soft tissue or bone. Also, aggressive brushing and bruxism can both aggravate this condition. When gums recede, this can expose the sensitive tooth roots and cause the individual to experience discomfort. Additionally, exposed tooth roots are more vulnerable to tooth decay. For these reasons, it’s important to seek treatment for gingival recession.