Gum recession is the process where the gum line begins to pull back and recedes down the roots of the teeth. This condition can cause teeth to appear longer, become sensitive, and makes them more vulnerable to decay. Receding gums is often an indicator of gum disease.
In most people, the gums recede so slowly that it is not apparent until large gaps appear or they are experiencing sensitivity. If gum disease is the cause of your gum recession, treatment with Dr. Ryan Estes in Florence & Ft. Thomas, KY is most likely necessary.
The causes of gum recession can vary. Below are some of the most common reasons that the gums recede:
Treatment for gum disease from Dr. Ryan Estes and Dr. Estes can help to stop gum recession. In some cases, Dr. Ryan Estes and Dr. Estes may recommend laser gum surgery to mend damaged tissues. Call our office to discuss the treatment options for gum disease.
Regular visits with Dr. Ryan Estes and Dr. Estes, quitting smoking, using proper brushing techniques, and correcting missing teeth and grinding problems can help prevent gum recession before it becomes a problem.
It is important to seek treatment for gum disease sooner than later because gum recession can lead to tooth loss. Call Dr. Ryan Estes and Dr. Estes today to schedule an evaluation of your receding gums in Florence & Ft. Thomas, KY.