The Danger of Gum Recession
If you have receding gums you could be experiencing a number of painful side effects including severe sensitivity. Gum recession damages the esthetics of your smile as well by causing an uneven gum line and root exposure, making your teeth look much longer, and you look much older. However, it is also very unhealthy to lose the protective barrier that your gums provide because without it, bacteria and outside stimuli can reach your roots causing decay and accelerating bone loss. The good news for today’s patients is that soft tissue can be restored with a gingival graft.