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Do Gums Recede Even When You Don't Have Gum Disease?


Posted on 12/27/2017 by ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center
Gum Recession ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center TX 75006
One of the most common gum problems is receding gums. As the name suggests, it is a condition wherein the gum shrinks, causing the exposure of the lower part of the teeth.

Most people are unaware that they are actually experiencing gum recession considering that it happens gradually over time.

Nonetheless, if you are concerned about your gum health there are signs that you should be wary of such as bleeding after you brush or floss your teeth, red and swollen gums, pain and discomfort along the gum lines, visible tooth roots, loose teeth, and bad breath. Make sure to visit us when you observe any of them so we can assess the problem.

Top Causes of Gum Recession

While it is easy to relate receding gums to gum disease or gingivitis, there are many other factors that may cause this condition such as aging. Your gums may recede "naturally" even if you practice good oral hygiene habits as you grow older.

Gum recession may also be caused by brushing your teeth too hard that it hurts your gums leading to the trauma of the gum tissue. Regularly grinding your teeth when you are stressed or sleeping as misaligned teeth can put additional pressure on your gums that can lead to receding gums eventually.

Women are also at risk of this gum problem, especially during pregnancy and menopause as gums are readily affected by hormonal changes. Smokers are also prone to receding gums considering that smoking increases the amount of plaque and bacteria that also affect the gums.

Considering that there are many possible reasons why you can suffer from gum recession, it is important that you come see us immediately so we can identify the root cause of the problem and provide appropriate treatment rather than you experimenting on unknown and unverified "treatments".

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at Carrollton: (972) 662-8660 or Flower Mound: (972) 662-8661 today.

Carrollton
2440 N. Josey Lane, Suite 202
Carrollton, TX 75006


ph: (972) 662-8660
fax: (972) 242-0925

Flower Mound
651 Cross Timbers Road, Suite 102
Flower Mound, TX 75028


ph: (972) 662-8661
fax: (972) 434-2043

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