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:
Periodontal disease- this is the most common
cause of gum recession
Overaggressive brushing or flossing
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.
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Winchester, VA 22601
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