Gingival Recession occurs when the gum and bone levels recede away from the enamel exposing the roots of the teeth. It is a common periodontal problem but not periodontal disease.
There are many causes of Gingival Recession. These include the position of the teeth too close to the outer edge of the jaw bone, and bruxing and clenching the teeth.
Gingival Recession is treated with Gingival Grafting to reestablish a strong, protective layer of gum tissue. The new gum tissue can reduce tooth sensitivity, tooth decay, and improve your appearance and smile.