Periodontal disease can cause your gum tissue to deteriorate and recede from the teeth.  Dr. Bradley Bath offers several treatments to help preserve and restore your gums.  We invite you to call us at 812-476-6064 for more information on gum recession in Evansville, Indiana, and to make your appointment with our dentist.

Gum recession, or gingival recession, refers to the loss of gum tissue, which can eventually lead to the exposure of your tooth roots.  Gum recession occurs gradually, and is difficult to diagnose in the early stages.  Symptoms of gum recession include:

  • Sensitive teeth
  • Visible tooth roots
  • Teeth that look longer or extended
  • Bad breath
  • Inflammation and bleeding of the gums

The most common causes of gum recession are:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Overaggressive brushing
  • Use of tobacco

There are many treatments available to treat gum recession.  If your gum recession is caused by aggressive brushing, we recommend using a softer toothbrush and a much more gentle brushing technique.  Gum recession caused by poor oral hygiene can be treated by thorough dental cleanings and a change in your at-home care habits.  In cases of periodontal disease, our dentist may offer a scaling and root planing treatment to help reduce bacteria and infection in your mouth.

Once the cause of your gum recession has been identified and treated, a cosmetic or restorative procedure may be recommended.

For more information on gum recession and to set up an appointment with our dentist, please contact our office today.