Gum Recession

Gum Recession Can Be Avoided By Seeking Early Treatment for Gum Disease

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Factors That Affect Gum Recession

Gum recession occurs when the gums start to pull back from the roots of your teeth.

Some causes of gum recession include:

  • Periodontal Disease
  • Genetics
  • Tooth Brushing Routine
  • Poor Dental Hygiene
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Tobacco Use
  • Grinding or Clenching of Teeth
  • Crooked Teeth or Bite Misalignment
  • Body Piercing
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Could Gum Disease Be the Cause of Your Gum Recession?

Many individuals find that they begin to look “long in the tooth,” and are unhappy with such an appearance. This is due to receding gum tissues. Fortunately, gum recession is a common condition that can be treated by Dr. Alejandro Kovacs and Dr. Tom M. Smith. However, it is important for us to first determine why your gums have begun to recede.

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Stages of Gum Disease

Patients who have come to our office complaining of receding gums in Longview, TX

are often surprised to learn that gum recession can come from a variety of factors. From gum disease to tongue piercings, these factors need to be addressed so that gum recession can be avoided.

Some of the most common reasons for gum recession include:

Untreated gum disease. Patients may have gum disease that has either never been treated, or that may not have even been diagnosed. By taking care of gum disease early on, bone and tooth loss, as well as further gum recession, can be avoided.
Improper oral hygiene methods. Are you brushing your teeth the wrong way? You may be too aggressive with the way you are brushing, or you may be using the wrong kind of toothbrush. Understanding how to take care of your teeth and gums will help protect the health of your mouth.
Oral piercings and tobacco use. A patient’s lifestyle habits can lead to receding gums. If you have lip or tongue piercings, or you use tobacco products, you may be creating a poor oral environment that often leads to gum recession.

To find out more about gum recession and to talk about the symptoms that are concerning you, such as gum disease, bad breath, “long” teeth, bleeding gums, swollen gums, or sensitivity while eating and drinking, contact Dr. Kovacs and Dr. Smith in Longview, TX. Please call our offices today to schedule your consultation.

 As a new patient to our practice, we like to start by getting to know you better.

This begins with a thorough exam that introduces the patients to what a healthy mouth consists of. You should expect an experience unlike most other dental visits; informative and health-centered. Whether you require dental implants, LANAP® Laser Treatment, or any other procedure that we offer, we look forward to providing you with the exceptional oral care that you are looking for. If you have questions, please contact us. You can also send an appointment request through our convenient online form.

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