Gum recession is a fairly common condition that can arise for a multitude of reasons. It can be defined as the loss of soft tissue (pink gums) exposing the root underneath and creating the appearance of longer teeth. The root is composed of dentine, which is generally softer than the hard enamel that covers our teeth and is also yellower in colour. This colour difference, along with the appearance of longer teeth can create aesthetic issues, especially if the tooth or teeth affected are visible when you smile. Furthermore, exposed dentine can at times be a common cause of sensitivity to cold/hot food and drink, making day to day activities difficult for some. Being softer than enamel, it can make the tooth more susceptible to wear and cavities, leading to further complications.
Receeding gums can be caused by an overzealous brushing habit, or may be a sign of underlying periodontal disease. At Thames Dental & Facial Care, we are able to manage patients with receeding gums, with a view to halt the progression as well as carry out periodontal plastic surgery procedures to help improve the appearance of some of these gum related issues.
If you suffer from any of the above do give us a call on 0208 398 9466 or email us on email@example.com and we can organise an initial consultation with our Specialist Periodontist. Thames Dental & Facial Care is situated in Thames Ditton, which is adjacent to Surbiton, Long Ditton and Hinchley Wood. It is also within easy reach of Esher, Hampton, Kingston, East Molesey, Claygate, Hook, Twickenham and their surrounding areas.