Gum Recession Affects Millions of U.S. Adults
Often the result of genetics, gum disease or brushing too hard, gum recession can affect one tooth or many and is characterized by the following symptoms:
- Teeth that appear longer than others
- Loose teeth
- Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Feeling of a “notch” where the tooth and gumline meet
When the gums recede as a result of gum disease, they reveal more of the underlying structure of the tooth, including its roots. These structures are usually protected under cover of the gums, so without this protection they are more susceptible to bacteria and disease, which is why your mouth may become painful. To keep your teeth safe, Drs. Mario Canal and Ben Calem can restore healthy gum levels with effective gum grafting.