Frequently Asked Questions About Gum Recession

Gum recession, or gingival recession is characterized by visible roots, sensitivity to cold, brushing or sweets, and loose teeth. Brushing your teeth too hard, not brushing your teeth thoroughly, clenching or grinding your teeth and periodontal disease (gum or bone loss) are all causes of gum recession. Below we answer some of the most common questions we hear from patients about gum recession.

How do I know if I have gum recession?

How do I get cavities in my root?

How do my teeth get loose or will I lose my teeth if I have gum recession?

How do you fix gum recession?

Is gum recession therapy painful?

When does gum recession have to be fixed?