Gingival Recession

Gum recession is a common dental problem.

Most people don’t know they have gum recession because it occurs gradually.

The first sign of gum recession is usually tooth sensitivity or you may notice a tooth looks longer than normal. Often a notch can be felt near the gum line.

If gums recede severely some of the tooth’s root will be exposed, this can make the tooth sensitive to hot or cold temperatures and more prone to root decay.

With time and lack of attention further loss of bone attachment to the root may lead to loosening and eventual loss of the tooth.