The gum begins to recede when it separates from the teeth and the root surface is exposed, promoting the loss of bone height. As a result, pockets or gaps between the gum and teeth form. They are referred to as periodontal pockets and an ideal environment for harmful bacteria growth.
If receding gum lines are left untreated, periodontal disease will thrive and cause teeth loss.
Four to 12 percent of people deal with receding gums. Many ignore it or do not notice it until it has evolved into a significant issue. Overlooking the problem isn't unusual and relatively easy considering it's a progressive condition and becomes more of a problem at a gradual rate. One of the first signs is sensitive teeth and an uneven appearance. Indentions near the gum margins are common too.
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Older adults are more apt to deal with gum recession. As individuals age, the gum loses. But, there may be other causes as well