Gum recession is sometimes treated by retrieving soft tissue from the roof (palate) of your mouth. However, removing a section of your palate creates unnecessary pain and discomfort.
Healthy gum tissue protects your teeth from periodontal disease, and sensitivity while giving you a great smile. Routine dental check-ups along with proper brushing are essential for maintaining healthy gums; however some patients may require treatment.
Aggressive tooth brushing and periodontal disease are two primary causes for recession, which can lead to the following:
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