Have I got gum recession? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 2
You might have areas of minor gum recession but if I go based on the images provided, there is not enough to be concerned. There seems to be enough of the good protective gum tissue surrounding the tooth (attached gingiva) that the likelihood of further recession could be minimal. Of course, please visit a periodontist for an evaluation to see what other contributing factors could be identified.
At this point you do not need any treatment since you still have a good band if thik gum tissue remaining
you should have the sites monitored by your dentist
if there is progression of recession then you might have to get treated with gum graft
causes of gum recession are
- orthodontic tooth movement
- aggressive brushing
- gum disease
- occlusal / bite problems
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