Why Gums Recession Occurs
Gums can recede, basically start to pull back, giving you a “long in the tooth” look due to a variety of causes. After all, your gum tissues are affected every single day! From the time you wake up in the morning until the time you go to bed, you introduce many different objects into your mouth, such as your toothbrush, dental floss, food, toothpicks and even mouth jewelry.
Over time, all this friction can lead to gum recession
in certain adults. While it is possible to continue getting dental care without treatment of your receding gums, there is a risk associated with ignoring the damage that has occurred. For instance, your exposed tooth root could be left without any protection against disease and decay. Additionally, your teeth could become highly sensitive to foods and drinks that are hot, cold or sugary.
Without intervention in the form of a gum graft surgery, your gums will not be able to renew themselves or give you the smile you desire.