Gum recession (Gingival recession) happens when the margin of the gingiva retracts or is lost, thus exposing the root of the tooth.
Gingival recession can be caused by many conditions, the most common of which are:
Gingival recession has some negative effects on oral health including:
Gingival recession is classified into different classes. Results will depend on the initial classifcation, the cause of recession, and patient factors. Ask Dr. Sweidan about what results you should expect. You can also look at pictures of treated cases in our gallery.