Receding gums are an oral problem that can have very harmful consequences, not only aesthetically but, above all, from a health perspective.
In this post we tell you what they are, what causes them and what is the best solution to stop the progress of the gums in recession.
What are Receding Gums?
What Are The Causes of Receding Gums?
The reasons are diverse. Some do not cause them on their own, but they can cause problems that, if left untreated, result in gum retraction. We list the most common:
- Accumulation of bacterial plaque. As we have talked on other occasions, the accumulation of plaque can cause diseases such as gingivitis (inflammation of the gum around the tooth) and periodontitis, also commonly called “pyorrhea.”
- A tooth brushing too aggressive or the use of brushes with excessive hardness, can lead to bleeding and I gradual loss of gingiva.
- Traumatism. Occasionally, bumps in the mouth caused by accidents, or even the practice of some sports, can also cause gum retraction.
In addition, there are also risk factors. For example, diseases that affect the immune system (such as diabetes or AIDS), age, stress, tobacco, or genetics, increase the likelihood of suffering from gum retraction.
How Do You Prevent & Treat Receding Gums?
Looking for a Dentist Who Treats Receding Gums in Fort Mill?
Our periodontist Dr. Samir Patel is experienced in treating receding gums in Fort Mill, SC! If you have any additional questions about laser dentistry, periodontics, or would like to schedule with Dr. Patel, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff today! We look forward to serving you.