What Causes Gum Recession? Gum recession can occur so gradually over time, that most people are not aware they have a problem until it is too late. Gum recession occurs when the gums start to pull away from the teeth and expose the roots, and it can be prevented if gum disease and other causative factors are identified early enough. Some causes of gingival recession include:
It is important to correct gingival recession because without the protective barrier of your gums, your tooth roots are exposed to outside stimuli that lead to decay and damage. You may have gum recession if you notice any of the following symptoms:
We can restore gum volume with gum grafting. We provide several grafting methods, including:
Dr. Ada Parra and Dr. Justin Craighead are proud to serve as the only specialist team offering the expertise of both a prosthodontist and periodontist in Gainesville, FL.