Gum recession is an unsightly and uncomfortable condition that can pop up from a number of causes. Some of the most common ones include:
What Can Be Done to Reverse the Effects of Recession?
Since gum recession leads to increased tooth sensitivity and a greater risk of cavities, you likely do not want to waste any time in addressing it. If gum disease is at the heart of the issue, then having that treated is the first step. In some advanced cases, a specialist can surgically alter the gum tissue and/or bone levels to rebuild the support that has been lost.
In some cases of advanced recession, gum grafting can be done to protect those sensitive spots. Gum tissue is carefully selected from a healthy site in the mouth and positioned over exposed teeth.
Ask your dentist at your next appointment how he can help you determine the cause of and appropriate treatment for your gum recession.
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