Receding Gums

Healthy gums come up high around the necks of the teeth. Poor tooth alignment, brushing patterns, or periodontal disease can cause your gums to pull back, exposing some portion of the root surface.

In addition to making your teeth appear too long, exposed tooth roots can also be very temperature sensitive, so hot or cold foods or beverages can cause discomfort or pain. Left uncorrected, receding gums can cause more severe problems later on.

A solution to receding gums is a soft tissue graft. A graft can be done on one tooth, or several. The procedure covers exposed roots, reduces sensitivity, protects roots from decay and prevents further gum and bone loss. It also makes your smile more attractive by evening out your gum line.

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Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Bad breath  
Bleeding tender gums
• Receding gums
• Periodontal pockets
• Loose teeth
• Spaces btw teeth
Periodontal abscess
• Bone loss
• Tooth loss


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