Learning about Gum Recession

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Gum Recession is the shrinking of your gums over time. As a result, the receding gum line shows more of your teeth. This makes your teeth appear longer than normal.

When you have receding gums, the part of your teeth below your regular gum line will begin to show. This will result in compartments or ‘pockets’ of space in the gums. Once these gum pockets are formed, your dental bone will be exposed. This makes your gums prone to infection. Infection can weaken teeth, and it can also cause tooth loss.

If you don’t want to lose a tooth because of gum recession, make sure you take a good look at your teeth and gums every day. Gum recession happens gradually over time. Learning the early signs of this problem is vital to prevent further damage.

Signs and Symptoms of Receding Gums

  • Less gum tissue
  • Swollen and inflamed gums
  • Bad breath
  • Dental gaps
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Bleeding gums
  • A bad taste in the mouth
  • A loose tooth/teeth

Learning these signs and symptoms is important to protect your overall oral health. Contact us at Aurora Dental Studio if you want to know more about receding gums or other oral health topics!

– The Aurora Dental Studio Team

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