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Gum Recession Gainesville, GA
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There are different changes that can occur inside the mouth, some of which are normal and some of which are not. It is always important to speak with your dentist about changes that you notice so that serious issues can be treated before they cause serious consequences. One common issue that people commonly experience is gum recession. Many people make the mistake of ignoring this issue because they do not understand its severity. However, gum recession is a serious issue that is one of the major causes of tooth sensitivity, and it can also lead to compromised health of your entire mouth.

Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue pulls away from the teeth and exposes the sensitive roots and nerves of the teeth. Each tooth is a living feature of the human body with its own blood supply and nerve fibers that supply life. When nerves fibers are exposed due to gum recession, the tooth will experience jolts of pain, pressure, and discomfort when they come into contact with temperature changes or biting pressure. These discomforts are meant to act as “warning signs” to let you know that something is going on inside your mouth so that you can seek dental intervention. If left untreated, gum recession can become so severe that it is irreversible and can lead to tooth loss.

Common causes of gum recession are:

  • Harsh brushing. Using too much force and pressure while brushing will damage the gums and cause them to recede from the teeth.
  • Improper dental hygiene. If you are not taking proper care of your teeth, they will stay dirty. Flossing is the only means of cleaning the gum line and the tight spaces between the teeth. If you are not flossing daily, your teeth and gums are accruing plaque buildup that constantly attacks your gum tissues.
  • Gum disease. Gum disease is caused by bacteria-laden plaque. Bacteria at the gum line produce acids and will eat their way through whatever is in their path – this being your gum tissue. Gum disease that becomes severe will cause permanent damage to the gums, roots of the teeth, and lead to tooth loss.
  • Misaligned teeth. Crooked teeth are difficult to clean. A rigid smile leaves some teeth dirty without careful and meticulous flossing and brushing.

At Gainesville Dental Group, we are here for all of your oral health care needs. Please contact us with any concerns related to gum recession, tooth sensitivity, or any other issues.

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

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Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

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Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.