Understanding and Treating Receding Gums

Understanding and Treating Receding Gums

Receding gums is a common dental problem that affects many people. It occurs when the gum tissue around the teeth pulls back, exposing the tooth roots and making them more susceptible to decay and other dental issues. 

If left untreated, receding gums can lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available to help restore gum health and prevent further damage.

Causes of Receding Gums:

  • Gum disease
  • Genetics
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Brushing too hard
  • Hormonal changes
  • Tobacco use

Symptoms of Receding Gums:

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Visible tooth roots
  • Long teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Gum inflammation

Treatment Options

  • Deep cleaning
  • Gum graft surgery
  • Pinhole surgical technique
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Laser gum surgery

Advantages of Treating Receding Gums:

  • Improved oral health
  • Reduced risk of tooth loss
  • Enhanced smile aesthetics
  • Reduced sensitivity
  • Reduced risk of decay and infection


Receding gums can be a serious dental issue that requires prompt treatment to avoid further damage. If you are experiencing symptoms of receding gums, it is important to seek professional dental care. At La Teeth Whitening, we offer a range of treatment options to help restore your gum health and improve your oral hygiene. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our services.