Recognizing Symptoms of Gum Recession
Some symptoms of gum recession are obvious, while others more subtle. Regardless, any suspicions of receding gum tissues should be evaluated by a periodontal expert, such as Dr. Amarik Singh. Consider the following symptoms of gum recession:
- Sensitive teeth (especially to temperature)
- Tooth decay on root surfaces
- Teeth appearing longer than normal
- Notching or denting of tooth surface near the gums
- Yellow or darkened appearance of tooth surface adjacent to the gums
- Increased staining of tooth surface nearby the gum line
- Appearance of dark, triangular spacing between the teeth
- Food packing or getting stuck between the teeth on a consistent basis
The exposed root surfaces are more susceptible to tooth decay than enamel portions of the teeth. Also resulting from exposed roots is the incidence of sensitive teeth, as these surfaces contain small openings communicating directly with the nerve center of the tooth. Because the roots are not as dense as enamel, they are more likely to suffer damage from aggressive homecare and other habits.
Dr. Amarik Singh proudly serves Oak Brook, IL and Chicago, IL and surrounding communities, seeking to improve the periodontal and overall health of each individual patient. Contact our office today to reserve your gum recession consultation
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