Gum recession is a result of gum disease, with the gums pulling away from the teeth. Your dentist can advise on how to prevent gum disease and treat early signs of gum recession.
- Gum recession is reversible when the signs of gum disease are caught and treated early.
- Using an electric toothbrush and flossing daily can help prevent gum recession returning after treatment for gum disease.
- Left untreated, severe gum recession may require a graft to restore the affected gum tissue.
"Any gum recession that occurs is likely to lead to more gum recession as a result of exposed tooth roots and irritation. This is why catching gum disease early is so important, as it can increase your chances for successful gum recession reversal."
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