Gum Recession

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Have you recently noticed your teeth appear longer? Are your teeth sensitive to pressure or temperature lately? Experiencing bad breath, gum bleeding or even inflammation? You may be suffering from gum recession, a common condition that affects many patients around America. At the Burlington Center Dental Associates, we are proud to diagnose and treat gum recession and would be more than happy to get you on our schedule for a periodontal examination. During your examination, your dentist will be able to evaluate your gums, teeth and overall oral health to determine if your gums are receding and whether or not treatment may be necessary.

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What is Gum Recession?

Gum recession is a common dental condition that involves the progressive loss of periodontal tissue in the mouth. During the early stages, gum recession can be quite difficult to self-diagnose, making it important to regularly visit your dentist for routine, preventive dental care. Gum recession is most often caused by poor oral hygiene and a lack of proper dental care and can be completely avoided with the right routine. The most common signs you may be suffering from gum recession include sensitive teeth, exposed tooth roots, longer-looking teeth, bad breath, gum inflammation, bleeding, and even infection.

What are the Causes of Gum Recession

When it comes to gum recession, there are many common reasons a patient may experience it. Overaggressive brushing is one of the causes. We recommend always using a soft-bristled toothbrush and gently brushing your teeth. As mentioned above, poor oral hygiene and lack of dental care are one of the most common reasons, adopting a more proper dental care routine can greatly help. Chewing tobacco can also aggravate the periodontal tissue, resulting in damage and infection. Periodontal gum disease, which is also caused by a lack of proper care can cause extensive gum recession and a variety of other problems.

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