Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Despite myths that recession happens as you get older, recession is never normal, regardless of a person’s age.
There are many causes of gum recession. These include periodontal disease, overly aggressive brushing of the teeth, orthodontic treatment (such as braces), the shape of your teeth and roots, and improper tooth position (such as crowding). If gum recession is allowed to progress without treatment, it can lead to cosmetic compromises, tooth sensitivity, tooth / root decay, and even tooth loss.
Patients with gum recession should have a comprehensive examination to identify the potential risks for future progression. To make an appointment with us for gum recession evaluation in the Philadelphia / Camden, NJ area, please call 215-735-3660.
Natural gum regeneration is the most common treatment for recession. Gum regeneration can allow Dr. Brown to both restore tissue lost during gum recession, and to prevent additional recession.