Frequently Asked Question: Cavities Caused by Gum Recession

Question: How can gum recession cause cavities in my root?

Answer:
Roots are porous in nature, much like a sponge. They have holes and tunnels in them, called tubules that, when exposed, accumulate food particles, byproducts and bacteria. This invasion very rapidly results in loss of mineralization of the tooth and cavities can invade the root when exposed due to gum recession.