Gingival recession

What is Gingival recession?

Gingival recession, also known as receding gums, is the exposure in the roots of the teeth caused by a loss of gum tissue and/or retraction of the gingival margin from the crown of the teeth. Gum recession is a common problem in adults over the age of 40, but it may also occur starting from the teens. It may exist with or without concomitant decrease in crown-to-root ratio (recession of alveolar bone).

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Hey, I was just inquiring about the skin inbetween my bottom front teeth. Recently the skin that separates each tooth has been peeling back, not...

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Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

According to your clinical history i suspect that you are suffering from gingival recession.
I would suggest you...

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Hi - I see a small chafing on one of my gums. Its as if skin has peeled in that area. There is no pain but it is red and feels rough to the tongue...

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Hello,

Thanks for writing in.

The redness on your gums signifies inflamed gums called gingivitis.

Peeling of skin and roughness are results of...

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Thank you my two front teeth have receded and the are starting to hurt . I have bone loss I was told and I should have surgery what do you think...

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Instead of getting bizarre ideas in your mind, why do not you see the good dentist, it is job of dentist and can only be...

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