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What is Gum Recession?

Gum Recession is a form of periodontal disease where the gums start to die away from the teeth, exposing the root surface of the tooth / teeth. Exposed roots sometimes are sensitive and are prone to tooth decay, and other dental problems. 

Gum recession only occurs in areas of your mouth where the gum tissue is thin to start with. Thick tissues generally do not recede. Thin tissues are weak and they tend to recede over time. But the good news is, thin tissues can be thickened and recession prevented! 

THICK = GOOD. THIN = BAD. 

Treatment for recession depends on the severity and cause of the condition. It may involve deep cleaning, gum grafting, or other procedures to restore gum tissue and protect the teeth and bone from further damage. Early detection and treatment of recession can help prevent more serious dental problems in the future.