A major and common symptom of gum disease is gum recession. When you visit AZ Dental, our periodontist can notice if your gums are beginning to recede. If so, they may recommend early treatments for gum disease to help stop the recession and any other symptoms you may have. If you think that your gums could be receding, or if you have gum disease, please call us at 408-295-1100 today and schedule your appointment with Dr. Bui for your treatment for gum recession in San Jose, California.

Is your smile looking a little more “toothy” than normal? If so, your gums could be receding. Gum disease is a serious and common condition, yet most people are unaware that they have it. However, gum recession is a common symptom, and if you notice that your smile is looking different due to a higher gum line, it is important to visit our periodontist right away.

In some cases, gum recession happens so gradually that you may not notice it until it begins to cause more severe damage. To help you catch the early signs of gum recession, take note of whether you are experiencing any of the following additional symptoms:

  • Bleeding, inflamed, or irritated gums
  • Chronic bad breath (halitosis)
  • Longer-looking teeth
  • Visible roots
  • Sensitive teeth

Although gum disease is most often attributed to gum recession, there can be several other things that cause gum recession, which can lead to gum disease. Some of these additional causes include:

  • Aggressive brushing, especially with a toothbrush with hard bristles
  • Poor oral hygiene habits
  • Tobacco, especially chewing tobacco

If any of these additional causes apply to you, or if you experience any of the above symptoms, it is important to visit our periodontists as soon as possible to check for gum recession and gum disease. Our doctor can determine the severity of your condition, or catch any recession early on and prevent it from getting worse. Call or visit us today with any questions or concerns you may have. We are happy to help in any way!