Gum recession is a progressive condition, usually caused by periodontal disease. If left untreated, it will eventually expose your tooth root structure and cause further problems for your oral health. Our dentist provides several treatments for gum recession, and we will work with you to help you halt the recession and regain a healthy smile. To learn more about gum recession in Glendale, Arizona, and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Dorsey W. Baker, call us today at 602-942-0623.
Gum recession can be difficult to diagnose in the earliest stages, as the changes often occur gradually and without any obvious symptoms. Common signs of gum recession include:
- Sensitive teeth
- Visible tooth roots
- Longer-looking teeth
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Inflammation and bleeding of the gums
Gum recession may be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Overaggressive brushing
- Poor oral hygiene
- Chewing tobacco
- Periodontal disease
If your gum recession has been caused by overly aggressive brushing techniques, our dentist may recommend a softer toothbrush and a gentler brushing technique. Regular dental cleanings are also helpful in preventing gum recession, as they remove debris and bacteria from the mouth. If your gum recession is more severe, we may recommend surgical treatments.
For more information about gum recession, and to make your appointment with our dentist, please contact our office today.