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What have you heard about gum recession? Do you ever wonder if there could be anything you should consider doing to address this problem? Fortunately, there are a few options you can consider once you start noticing the symptoms of gum recession, which could include teeth that seem to be getting longer or red and swollen gums.

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 can also be caused by overly aggressive brushing or flossing, teeth grinding, trauma to your gum tissue, and even poor oral health.

You may notice a few symptoms of gum recession before it gets too serious. For instance, you can 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 quickly enough, you could address the issue without even visiting a dental professional. In fact, sometimes simply changing the way you brush and floss could be enough to reverse this issue–though you could also need a custom mouthguard. Similarly, you could need a deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing.

If you’d like to learn more, we invite you to give Precision Periodontics & Dental Implants a call at 407-378-0877. Our entire team will be happy to examine your smile and offer you individualized advice.