A SYMPTOM OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE
Receding gums, known in the dental community as gingival recession, is the term applied to the progressive loss of gum tissue from around the teeth. While this may not sound like a huge deal, it can be serious and can lead to tooth root exposure if left untreated. This in turn can result in sensitive teeth, decay in the roots, infections of the gums, and possible tooth loss. Gum recession is most commonly seen after the age of 40 but can happen anytime from the teenage years through all of adulthood. Gum recession is hard to catch in its early stages, but dental care experts know the warning signs and what to look for.
Regular dental checkups will help to prevent gum recession and will make it easier to determine what care is needed for your unique situation. Treatment can stop or reverse the process of gum recession and regenerate lost tissue. The team of experts here at Loop Perio are ready to help make treating receding gums as simple and easy a process as possible for everyone.