Gum recession is a major warning sign that you may be developing gum disease. With this in mind if you begin to experience gum recession then it is very important that you reach out to your dental professional to have a full examination conducted. In order to better understand gum recession, it would be beneficial if you knew more about what causes gum recession.
What Causes Gum Recession?
Gum recession can have a long-lasting negative impact on your oral health if it is not treated promptly. Also, your gums are designed to protect the bones and the roots of your teeth. Therefore, when you begin to experience gum recession your teeth can often become more sensitive and this can lead to other problems later on down the line.
The main reason that gums recede is due to a loss of minerals in the jawbone. Gum tissue grows on top of bone tissue, so when demineralization of the bone occurs, the gums lose support. Jawbone demineralization occurs because of these issues:
- Gum disease
- Grinding teeth
Gum recession can worsen due to inadequate dental hygiene and the use of tobacco through smoking or chewing.
Make an Appointment Today
If you feel as though you may be exhibiting warning symptoms of gum recession, then the best thing to do would be to reach out to your local dentists, Dr. Kharmouche, Dr. Hardison, Dr. Hasan, and Dr. Alka Panwar, in our Dental office in Sterling, VA and set up a consultation. They will be able to provide you with a thorough examination and a diagnosis. They also have the technology to provide you with treatment.