Gum recession occurs when gum tissue wears away and exposes more of the tooth. This condition causes gaps to form between the teeth and gum line, allowing bacteria to build up. Left untreated, the surrounding bone and tissue of the teeth may face severe damage and eventually lead to tooth loss.
So what causes gum recession? Gum disease is one of the common causes. However, this condition can also occur as a result of genetics, aggressive tooth brushing, inadequate dental care, an improper bite, clenching and grinding, hormonal changes such as pregnancy or menopause.
Fortunately, Dr. Samadian effectively treats many patients with gum recession through minimally invasive techniques. Keep reading to learn about what they are.