Do you have sensitive teeth or teeth that seem to look longer than they used to? If you do, you may have gum recession. Often a gradual process, gum recession happens when your gums start to pull away from the base of the teeth. Soon, the roots of the teeth begin to be exposed.
This recession happens for several reasons, including clenching of the teeth, brushing too hard, brushing teeth too little, and trauma to the gums. Pockets that form at your gum line where harmful bacteria can thrive is the result of gum recession. This can negatively affect your dental health.
Here are some additional symptoms of gum recession in addition to sensitivity and a long appearance:
With gum line recession, the gums pull away from teeth and begin to expose the roots for several reasons, including clenching of the teeth, brushing too hard, brushing teeth too little, and trauma to the gums. The result of gum recession is an increased amount of damage to the teeth due to decay and root exposure.
Time is of the essence to stop gum recession in its tracks. The good news is that there are solutions to gum recession through periodontal intervention. Dr. Amarik Singh treats gum recession in Chicago, IL and is a periodontist who specializes in the innovative and minimally invasive Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. With this PST™ technique, you can get excellent results from a procedure that does not require incisions, gum grafts, or stitches and minimizes bleeding gums.
At Dr. Singh’s office, expert periodontal treatment can stop gum recession in its tracks and help preserve your smile. Give our office a call today to schedule a consultation.