Receding gums are common when you have struggled with gum disease. It is when your gums pull back from your teeth, sinking slowly towards your jaw instead of holding on to your teeth tightly.
By getting gum disease treatment, you can stop this process before it even begins. However, if you leave your gum disease to keep progressing, it can quickly wreak havoc on your gums that may not be able to be repaired simply.
When Gum Disease Has Caused Your Gums to Recede
Once gum disease gets a firm grasp over your mouth, your gums are going to become affected. There is no way around that if you do not get treatment. The longer you go before getting treatment, the worse these effects will become, and the more pain you are likely going to experience.
The best way to avoid this from happening is to come in and see us at the first sign of having any issues with your gums having a problem. Having puffy or bleeding gums are your body’s way of telling you that there is a problem in your mouth.
This is when you need to come in and see us. It is much easier to treat the problem at this stage than it is once gums have started to recede back towards your jaw.
If your gums are already starting to recede, then you need to come in for treatment if you want to prevent further recession. They will keep trying to pull back from the disease if the disease in your mouth is not controlled and treated.
Once your gums have started to recede, the only way to keep it from getting worse is getting treatment. Then, if you want the look fixed later on, we will likely need to perform a graft. Call us today to find out more!