What Causes Gum Recession?

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Receding gums can significantly increase the risk of damage or decay to the roots of the teeth. This common condition can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

In addition to the above causes, receding gums may also be the result of a pre-existing oral health issue.

At Austin Dental Spa, our dentists can check the health of your gums during a routine dental exam. In most cases, gum recession can be easily treated or corrected, preventing more serious dental problems from developing in the future. Our innovative Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) can rejuvenate the gums without the use of grafting. While traditional methods of gum recession treatment required tissue removal, grafting, and sutures, PST is a minimally invasive treatment that is virtually painless and has little to no associated downtime. To learn more about receding gums and gum recession treatment, please contact us today.