If you notice that your smile looks different, your gum line looks smaller, and teeth feel more sensitive, it could be gum recession caused by gum disease. Dr. David Williams can effectively and comfortably treat gum disease and receding gums in Pensacola, FL.
Receding gums is a very common condition that is most often attributed to gum disease. Unless they are removed, oral bacteria will multiply and the damage to gums can be quite noticeable because soft tissue is pulling away, deteriorating, and causing tooth root exposure. The teeth may feel more sensitive and the smile often looks different. The teeth may become loose and are at a greater risk of being lost.
Sometimes other factors are causing the gums to recede, including family history, brushing teeth too harshly, hormonal changes during pregnancy and menopause, side effects of certain medications, prior dental treatment, smoking, or oral piercings.