Gum recession has a variety of causes:
There are many possible causes for your gum recession, but none of them should be ignored. When your gums start to wear away, “pockets” begin to form between your gums and your teeth. These spaces are the perfect environment for disease-causing bacteria to form and colonize, which can lead to the development of periodontal disease. Dr. Joseph Nemeth is a periodontist for Wayne County, MI that can diagnose and treat your periodontal disease to get your healthy smile back.
Periodontal disease can also lead to eventual tooth and bone loss. Without teeth in their proper place, other teeth can start to move and drift causing spaces to open between your teeth. You can also experience difficulty chewing. Studies have shown that periodontal disease plays a role in exacerbating other systemic health issues, such as osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, and some forms of cancer.