The condition by which the gums recede from the surface of the tooth exposing the root is known as receding gums. In addition to red or swollen gums this condition can cause bad breath, bleeding especially after brushing the teeth and loose teeth.
HOW IS RECEDING GUMS DIAGNOSED?
Receding gums is diagnosed by a dentist by a physical examination.A probe may be used to measure gum pockets.
HOW IS RECEDING GUMS TREATED?
Treatment of gum recession depends on the underlying cause. If it is due to overactive brushing, the brushing method must be appropriately modified. Any inflammation or infection causing recession must be treated with anti-inflammatory medication. Plaque control is also effective in treating receding gums
DID YOU KNOW?
If not treated on time, the problem of receding gums just gets worse leading to an array of oral diseases leading to tooth loss.