When the gums recede and pull away from the teeth, it creates pockets in which bacteria can thrive. Gum recession requires the prompt attention of a qualified dentist to prevent complications like cavities and sensitivity to hot or cold beverages and foods.
Learn more about receding gums with this video by the American Dental Association. The doctor explains the primary causes of receding gums, as well as treatment options.
If you’ve experienced tooth sensitivity, see your dentist promptly in case it may be caused by gum recession and gum disease. Schedule an appointment with Colorado Advanced Dentistry today by calling (720) 420-1103.