A receding gum line is where the gum tissues surrounding the teeth are starting to pull back allowing bacteria buildup. If left untreated, the possibilities can go from bad to worst like tooth loss.
Gum recession is common, however, patients shouldn’t ignore it. Harmony Dental Care suggests that patients should set a dental appointment at the onset of gum recession signs. Gum issues start with tooth sensitivity and a slight incision along the gum margin.
There are various reasons why gum lines recede, including the following:
Scaling and root planing is a less invasive way to treat gum recession. This involves removing the bacteria from the gum pockets and securing the gum tissue back to the tooth root.
Connective tissue graft is one surgical way to treat receding gums. This procedure requires taking a flap skin off the palate to add to the affected gums. This will give enough coverage of the exposed tooth roots and allow healing.
The dentists at Harmony Dental Care sees that they apply the best course of actions for their patients.