Gum recession and its symptoms, such as sensitive teeth and cosmetic concerns, do not go away on their own. Even when brushing and flossing regularly, the gum recession will continue if the root cause of receding gums is not addressed. Consequently, it is essential to get to the bottom of whatever is triggering your receding gums in Las Vegas so the condition can be stopped and reversed with effective treatment.
Some of the most common triggers for gum recession include:
- A family history of receding gums and sensitive teeth
- Untreated periodontal disease
- Poor brushing and flossing techniques
- Inadequate dental health visits and treatments
- Hormonal fluctuations
- Lip and tongue rings and other oral jewelry
- Tobacco use
Without a thorough exam from Dr. David J. Trylovich, Dr. Ryan S. Gifford, Dr. Brian P. Mantor, and Dr. Gary D. Goaslind, it is impossible to know exactly why you have receding gums in Las Vegas and Henderson. Still, it is imperative to know what is causing the issue.
Left on its own, gum recession can lead to devastating consequences, not the least of which is tooth loss. As the gums recede from the teeth, they are exposing the root surfaces to elements that can cause them harm. Over time, this often leads to increased cavities and structural damage. Gum recession also affects the appearance of the afflicted individual. It can be embarrassing to have teeth that appear to be “long” because gums have pulled back, exposing the roots.
Many patients of Dr. Trylovich, Dr. Gifford, Dr. Mantor, and Dr. Goaslind find that treating their receding gums actually leads to a boost in self-confidence! For more information on gum recession treatment options such as the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ or gum grafting procedures, please contact our office in Las Vegas today to schedule your consultation.