Gum recession is the process in which the margin of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth, or the tooth's root. When gum recession occurs, ""pockets,"" or gaps, form between the teeth and gum line, making it easy for disease-causing bacteria to build up. If left untreated, the supporting tissue and bone structures of the teeth can be severely damaged, and may ultimately result in tooth loss.
HOW IS RECEDING GUMS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Receding Gums is done by a dentist would thoroughly check your mouth and teeth along with doing an X-ray of the teeth.
HOW IS RECEDING GUMS TREATED?
Treatments include topical antibiotic gel, antiseptic chips, antimicrobial mouthwash and enzyme suppressants. In worst cases, flap surgery and grafting surgery may be the option.
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.