While receding gums is a serious and common problem, it is frequently overlooked. Because it sets in gradually, it can be easy to miss. This is why it is important that you are familiar with the symptoms of gum recession and keep an eye out for any changes to your gums. Additionally, you should know what practices help prevent this problem. Ultimately, the only surefire way to know if you have gum recession is to see a dental professional. If you think you have receding gums in Harrisonburg, VA and Winchester, VA, be sure to contact Dr. Victor Saunders, Dr. Steven Saunders, and Dr. Jeff Dickson to schedule an appointment.

Gum Recession Causes

Common gum recession symptoms include teeth that appear longer than the others, sensitivity to hot or cold foods and loose teeth.  If you notice any of these symptoms, contact us as soon as possible for a consultation. Ignoring receding gums can lead to serious problems, such as gum disease or tooth loss.

Some of the common causes of receding gums include:

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Periodontal disease- this is the most common cause of gum recession
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Overaggressive brushing or flossing
·         Genetics
·         Hormones
·         Teeth grinding
·         Tooth crowding

Gum Recession Prevention

It is important to stay current on your oral health routine, including getting regular cleanings. If you have any questions about receding gums or notice any of the symptoms listed above, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. We are proud to offer corrective treatments for receding gums, including the minimally-invasive Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

For more information about receding gums symptoms or treatments, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.