Have you noticed that your gums are receding? Do you know why this is happening? Do you know what can happen? Do you understand what follows the receding gums?
Are you ready for the idea of tooth loss that could follow the receding gums? Is it time for you to learn how to connect all this. These are the things you need to think about.
Reasons for Receding Gums
The struggles with receding gums come from different reasons. Trauma, genetics, teeth grinding, and poor oral hygiene are some of the reasons that people have receding gums.
The problem that people run into is that they do not notice the problem until it is too late. The gums do not recede to a point where the teeth will fall out overnight. It is a gradual process that takes time to occur.
Receding gums create a variety of issues that can lead to losing teeth. Over time, the receding gums will create gaps between the teeth and gums. Some may think that the gap will cause the teeth to loosen and that is what will cause them to fall out. That is not the only danger that people face.
The gaps that the receding gums create allow bacteria in. The bacteria can cause tooth decay and other problems for the teeth. The damaged teeth are more likely to fall out as a result. The bacteria build-up can also lead to gum disease which will endanger the teeth as well.
The good news is that there is treatment for receding gums. It is possible for our dental professionals to stop the receding gums before the teeth are in danger. The key is to catch the problem as early as possible and that is done through regular visits to our office.
If you want to find out more about receding gums and the effect they have on your teeth, contact our professionals at the office and we will help you in any way we can.