Factors That Affect Gum Recession

Gum recession occurs when the gums start to pull back from the roots of your teeth.

Some causes of gum recession include:

  • Periodontal Disease
  • Genetics
  • Tooth Brushing Routine
  • Poor Dental Hygiene
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Tobacco Use
  • Grinding or Clenching of Teeth
  • Crooked Teeth or Bite Misalignment
  • Body Piercing

Gum Disease Affects Your Smile

Symptoms of Receding Gums in Encino, CA

Patients who have symptoms of receding gums in Encino, CA can experience a variety of physical and cosmetic symptoms including tooth and gum pain. Gum recession treatment with Dr. Alfred Penhaskashi can alleviate these problems and protect teeth and gums from further damage.

Common Symptoms of Gum Recession

  • Smaller gum line 
  • Changes in tooth appearance 
  • Tooth root exposure, sensitive teeth, and gum pain
  • Increased susceptibility to root surface decay
  • Bone and tooth loss

Gum Pain and Other Symptoms

Gum recession is often a slow process and sometimes symptoms are not always obvious. Early telltale signs that may indicate gum recession include gum pain and sensitive teeth. These are signs that the roots of the teeth are losing their protection because of lost gum tissue. As it progresses, gum pain may worsen and the teeth will start to change their appearance. Many patients will see changes in tooth shape and structure. They may look larger than usual or start to develop gaps between them. Notched or blemished areas on the tooth near the gum line are also common symptoms of gum recession. Patients often notice a dark or discolored area on the tooth near the gum line, which is the actual color of the root.

Recession can result from genetics, using tobacco, oral piercings, poor oral hygiene, hormones, bruxism, and other health problems but more often, gum disease is the cause. Professional intervention is the only way to stop the disease and resulting recession from getting worse. Dr. Penhaskashi can suggest a gum restoration surgery to replace the gum tissue that was lost which will alleviate gum pain, sensitive teeth, and greatly improve the smile's appearance.

Dr. Penhaskashi treats gums disease and receding gums in Encino, CA with state of the art technology that is minimally painful and very effective. Call now for your consultation.
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