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Gum Recession Causes:

Gum recession has a variety of causes and is often a result of a combination of factors. Some of these factors include:

  • Periodontal Disease
  • Genetics
  • Brushing Technique
  • Poor Dental Hygiene
  • Hormones
  • Tobacco Product Use
  • Bruxism
  • Crooked or Misaligned Teeth
  • Oral piercings
  • Orthodontics

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Causes of Receding Gums in Scottsdale, AZ

Every patient is different and therefore requires individualized dental care. Receding gums are caused by several different factors, the most common being periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a serious progressive condition caused by bacteria that reside under your gums. This condition, if left untreated, can lead to gum recession as well as bone and tooth loss. Once your gum tissue and bone are lost, they will not grow back. Dr. Bruce Lachot and Dr. Kent Loo are general dentists offering custom treatment plans for your specific causes of receding gums in Scottsdale, AZ.

Gum recession occurs when your gum tissue wears away from around your teeth. This exposure of the roots of your teeth can cause sensitivity, root decay, and root damage, and is most often caused by periodontal disease. Gingival recession can occur so gradually over time, many patients do not know they have a problem until they start to experience more severe symptoms.

Causes of Gingival Recession

Numerous factors can contribute to gum recession. Some you may be able to control while others are, unfortunately, a byproduct of earlier dental treatment or genetics. Some causes of gum recession include:

  • Aggressive brushing
  • Periodontal disease
  • Use of tobacco products
  • Hormonal fluctuations associated with pregnancy and menopause
  • Clenching and grinding of your teeth, or bruxism
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Previous orthodontics
  • Traditional gum disease surgery
  • Lip or tongue jewelry that constantly contacts gum tissue

Gingival recession can be a slowly developing but severe dental issue. If you think you may have periodontal disease with receding gums or experience any of the above contributing factors, you should seek treatment immediately.

Dr. Lachot and Dr. Loo can diagnose your periodontal disease and explain all of your treatment options for gingival recession in Scottsdale, AZ. Call our office to schedule your consultation today!