The gums are the soft tissue which covers the tooth root and keeps it in place.
When the margin of the gum tissue around the tooth pulls back or wears away, it leads to gum recession, and the tooth becomes more visible. This issue leads to the formation of gaps or pockets between the teeth which are a perfect environment for the development of bacteria.
The more visible teeth are, the more sensitive and painful they become. Moreover, the supporting tissue, as well as the bone structure may experience damage and lead to tooth loss.
This serious tooth issue can often be neglected, as it develops gradually and slowly. Yet, you need to know the symptoms in order to treat receding gums on time.
The first sign that you have this gum issue is the sensitivity of teeth. Moreover, if a tooth increases its size, it may also indicate the occurrence of receding gums. Other signs that indicate that you have receding gums:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Larger size of a tooth than previously
Receding gums can be a result of some kind of gum disease, but it can also be caused by:
Poor oral hygiene- Plague may be easily deposited on teeth if you don’t brush your teeth every day. In this way, calculus, a hard substance that causes gum recession, will be formed.
Aggressive brushing- The aggressive tooth brushing may also damage the enamel and lead to this disease.
Periodontal diseases — are the bacterial infection of the gums, which destroy the supporting tooth bone, and cause numerous other symptoms.
Hormone imbalance- especially in women- the imbalance of hormone in the body may often cause sensitive gums.
Smoking —This harmful habit leads to numerous health issues, like cancer, lung diseases and receding gums. Namely, sticky plague is easily accumulated on the teeth of smokers, which may be the reason for this disease.
Genes- sometimes, you may have a genetic predisposition to have receding gums.
At times, the method of piercing the tongue or lips may also lead to receding gums. Receding gums can also be a result of clenching and grinding your teeth. Also, the same issue may rest from aggressive biting while eating.
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