Gum recession is a commonly treated condition in the field of dental care in Glen Ellyn. Proper dental care is one way to avoid receding gums. Severe cases of gum recession can require surgical treatment, made easier with sedation dentistry. If you think you may have receding gums, talk to your dentist and watch this video for a quick explanation of this condition.
Gum recession can occur when a tooth comes in misaligned with the tooth too close to the lips or cheek. This misalignment can result in reduced blood flow to the gums and bone around the tooth. The strain on the tooth from chewing and biting can contribute to this problem, increasing suboptimal blood circulation to the gums. Over time, this condition can lead to bone and gum recession.