Gum Recession Symptoms
Understanding Symptoms

Most people desire a sparkling and pleasing smile to feel good in the company of others. The problem arises when exposed tooth roots and pain while drinking and eating become a regular issue. Even attempting a smile becomes a difficult, painful, and socially awkward task.

An oral health condition, such as receding gums, often makes silent progress initially, and patients don’t realize the simple pain they are experiencing might be the start of a serious condition. Many fail to recognize symptoms and what they mean—and that the specific types of symptoms might point to the condition called gum recession.


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What is Gum Recession ?

It’s a condition that affects the soft tissues immediately around the teeth. Specific environmental or biological factors induce these tissues to move away from the teeth and recede down the root surfaces. Usually, periodontal disease is the culprit. But gum recession can also occur due to some other para-functional habits and biological reasons. At its worst, gum recession can be the beginning of a whole set of other oral health complications.

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    Teeth That Are Sensitive

    If You Have Sensitive Teeth, You Probably Have Gum Recession.

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    "Long" Teeth

    Do You Get The Feeling Of Having "Long Teeth"? It Could Be A Sign Of Gum Recession.

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    Do You Often Deal With Food Stuck In Teeth

    If You Frequently Remove Food From Your Teeth, You May Have Gum Recession.

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Spotting Symptoms Of Gum Recession

While some symptoms of gum recession are subtle, others are obvious. Irrespective of the nature of symptoms and their severity, if you see your gum tissues receding, have your teeth evaluated by a periodontal expert such as Dr. Jay Akef—an experienced dental practitioner in treating numerous cases of gum recession as well as other types of dental diseases. Here are the major symptoms of gum recession:

  • Teeth That Are Sensitive Especially To Temperature
  • Root Surfaces With Tooth Decay
  • Teeth Seeming Longer Than Normal
  • Denting Or Notching Of Tooth Surface Adjoining The Gums
  • Darkened Or Yellow Tooth Surface Appearance Near The Gums
  • Over Staining Of Tooth Surface Near The Gum Line
  • Dark And Triangular Space Between Teeth
  • Food Getting Stuck Between Teeth On A Frequent Basis

More than the enamel portions of the teeth, the unprotected root surfaces are more prone to tooth decay. Exposed roots also lead to another condition—having sensitive teeth. Pain due to sensitive teeth occurs because the surfaces of teeth have small openings that link directly with the nerve center of the tooth. As the roots are not clustered enough on the enamel, they are more susceptible to damage from aggressive oral dental health care habits.

So, it’s advisable to get in touch with an experienced and skilled dental specialist who will offer the best of periodontal and also overall health care to patients. An early dental visit is a good prevention practice, considering the serious repercussion of avoiding a dental visit or seeking help too late.

It’s with this spirit that Dr. Jay Akef serves people residing in San Diego-CA and surrounding communities. Get in touch with our office today to schedule a gum recession consultation with Dr. Jay Akef. Dr. Akef has a well-known practice, having serviced patients from around the world, and using the latest technology to carry out different dental procedures including gum recession.