Gingival recession, also known as receding gums, is the exposure in the roots of the teeth by a loss of gum tissue and retraction of the gingival margin from the crown of the teeth. Gum recession is a common problem in adults over the age of 40, but it may also occur starting from the age of a teenager, or around the age of 10.
This is a perfect time for bacteria to grow, because the gum around the teeth corrodes and it looks like your gums recede backwards, and then your teeth are more visible. Because the root of the tooth will be exposed it can lead to extreme pain and sensitivity of the tooth. You can lose your tooth because it can have a negative influence over the structure and bone of tooth.
This process is slow and it happens gradually, it is really hard to notice this problem. If your teeth have become very sensitive, and if you noticed that the size of your teeth has changed (that they are larger than before), then you may have this problems because those are the first two indicators.
What causes receding gums?
Gum disease can be caused by another reasons: