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Gum Recession, Marietta

Gum Recession

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Do you know what all of the below are linked to?

  • Aggressive brushing
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Improper oral hygiene
  • Gum disease
  • Crooked teeth

Gum recession is a more serious oral health concern than most people give it credit for. The gum tissues inside the mouth play a huge role in stabilizing the teeth as well as protecting the roots and nerve fibers of the teeth.

Receding gums occurs when the gum tissue begins to pull away from one or more of the teeth. This recession exposes the sensitive nerves and roots of the teeth, causing pain and discomfort to occur. Tooth sensitivity is the most common symptom of gum recession, and it is meant to be an indicator that something is awry with your oral health so that you will visit your dentist for evaluation. When the nerves and roots of the teeth are exposed to temperature changes jolts of pain and twinges of discomfort can be felt when eating and drinking, when applying biting pressure through chewing, and even breathing in cool air. Tooth sensitivity should not be ignored or overlooked because the reasons behind tooth sensitivity can often be very serious. Bringing this issue to your dentist’s attention can allow him or her to provide early intervention that is typically very successful.

Overly aggressive tooth brushing is one of the most common causes of gum recession. Applying too much force and vigor to the gums while brushing can cause them to pull away from the teeth. Improper oral hygiene is another cause, and it can lead to irreversible damage to the gums and teeth. Flossing is a necessary component of your daily oral health routine because it is the only way to effectively remove bacteria-laden plaque from the gum line. If you are not removing this plaque on a daily basis, the gums will become infected and the teeth will be vulnerable to dying and falling out. Once serious gum disease occurs, extensive measures are usually required to restore oral health. Crooked teeth are often overlooked as a cause of gum recession, but the truth is that misaligned teeth are more difficult to clean and plaque easily builds up.

Contact Dental Care Center at Kennestone with any signs of gum recession.

Posted on behalf of Dental Care Center at Kennestone


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  • I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
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  • Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

    Mark P.
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