How Can You Recognize Gum Recession?

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Have you noticed that your teeth are looking longer? Are your gums red or swollen? If you notice these or similar issues, you could be dealing with a serious condition known as gum recession. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to avoid and address this problem.

However, please note that individuals with gum recession may not have been able to avoid the issue. For example, genetics and abnormal tooth positioning could lead to gum recession. But gum recession could also caused by overly aggressive brushing or flossing, teeth grinding, trauma to your gum tissue, and even poor oral health.

You could notice a few symptoms of gum recession before it gets too serious. For instance, you could search for red or swollen gums, teeth that appear longer, brown spots on your gumline, or large spaces between your teeth. If you notice any of these issues, we invite you to contact us immediately because gum recession could be easier to address if it’s caught early.

If you catch gum recession early enough, the issue may be easy to address. In fact, you may not even need to visit a dentist. Sometimes the only thing you’ll need to do is change how you brush and floss. At other times, our dentist may recommend a deep cleaning or a custom mouthguard.

If you’d like to learn more, we invite you to visit Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz. Our entire team will be happy to examine your smile and offer you individualized advice. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you with receding gumline, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at (818) 755-2920. We’re excited to hear from you soon.