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What is Gum Recession?

Description of the disease

Gum recession is a condition in which the gum tissues recede from the teeth, which can lead to the exposure of the tooth's root.


  • By severity
  • By causes of occurrence


Symptoms of gum recession may include tooth sensitivity, root exposure, and bleeding gums.


Causes of gum recession may include improper tooth brushing, gingivitis, periodontitis, traumas, and genetic predisposition.


Diagnostics of gum recession is conducted by visual examination of the teeth and gums, as well as X-rays.


Treatment of gum recession may involve teeth cleaning, application of special gels and ointments, and surgical correction.


Prevention of gum recession includes proper oral hygiene, regular visits to the dentist, and elimination of the causes of the disease.


A periodontist is responsible for diagnosing and treating gum recession.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.