Taking Steps to Avoid Recession
You might be aware of your risk for gum recession due to a hereditary disposition or a diagnosis of periodontal disease. If this is the case, you can definitely take steps to prevent gingival recession or greatly reduce the adverse affects of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a severe active infection involving your gum and bone tissues. This infection, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss, further bone loss, and complicate serious health issues like heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Dr. Jacqueline Subka is a periodontist who can help you treat periodontitis and stop receding gums in Thousand Oaks, CA.
At your comprehensive oral evaluation, Dr. Subka will be able to inform you of the ways you can help prevent gum recession including some tips on improving oral hygiene habits. However, it is not just poor oral hygiene that can increase your risk for gum recession.