Signs and Symptoms of Gum Recession
One of the most common symptoms of gum recession is sensitive teeth, typically to hot or cold temperatures. Patients may also be able to feel a notch or dent on the tooth surface near the gum line, which indicates the transition from the enamel to the root portion of the tooth. Other signs of gum recession include teeth that appear longer than normal or darker tooth structure or discoloration near the gum line.
If you notice your gums are starting to wear away, receding gums may be affecting the quality of your smile. Once the gums have receded, they do not resume their original position and we may need to perform gum recession treatment to restore the gum line. Since gum recession occurs so gradually, you may experience sensitive teeth and notice gaps forming between the teeth before other signs or symptoms become apparent.
Seek treatment in Arkansas as soon as you notice any of the signs and symptoms of gum recession. For more information about treatment for gum recession and sensitive teeth, schedule your appointment with Dr. Osborne, Dr. Curry, or Dr. Shelton today!