Gum recession is a process in which the margin of the gum tissue that surrounds the tooth is worn away and exposes more of the tooth root surface. Recession is a common dental problem. Most people don’t know they have gum recession because it is something that occurs gradually. The first sign of gum recession is usually tooth sensitivity, or you may notice that a tooth looks longer than normal. Often there is a notch that can be felt near the gum line. When gum recession occurs, gaps form between the tooth and the gums, making it easier to get gum disease. If left untreated, the supporting tissue and bone structures of the teeth can be damaged and may result in tooth loss. Gum recession is not something you want to ignore. If you think your gums are receding, make an appointment with your dentist. There are treatments that can repair the gum and prevent further damage. Come see us at Power Ranch Dental for your free consultation! We look forward to meeting you and answering any and all questions you may have.