These are some common reasons people experience gum recession:
- Thin gum tissue
- Misaligned teeth
- Plaque buildup causing gingival inflammation
- Brushing too hard
- Natural aging
Some people experience minor gum recession more than others. In this case, if there is enough healthy gingiva left to protect the tooth, no treatment is necessary. Sometimes modifying dental care habits can help resolve the issue. When gum recession is more serious, a root can become exposed or decayed. Gum recession can also cause sensitivity to hot or cold foods. Additionally, as the gum recedes, the bone will do the same. If you notice signs of gum recession, contact our dentist today to determine if gum grafting in Calgary is right for you.