Recession of the gums can cause the teeth to hurt. That is because recession can expose the root of the tooth, which contains nerves that cause pain and discomfort. That is why you need to see us and find out more about how to treat the problem. The sooner you can contact our office, the sooner you can improve the way you feel about your gums and smile.
Why Do Gums Recede?
Receding gums may be caused by aggressive tooth brushing with a too-firm toothbrush or by poor dental hygiene. Therefore, gum disease or physical wear can both lead to the issue. Also, changes in hormones can cause gums to become more sensitive and lead to gum recession. If you smoke cigarettes or chew tobacco, you are more likely to experience receding gums. A misaligned bite or crooked teeth can also add pressure to the bone and gums, which causes the gums to recede. In some instances, the wearing or oral jewelry on the lip or tongue can irritate the gums, which, in turn, causes them to recede.
Why are My Teeth Hurting?
When your gums recede, you leave your tooth's root more vulnerable and exposed. When this happens, it can be difficult to bite down on foods and enjoy eating at all. That is why you need to find out what periodontal method can help you receded and hurting teeth. To lessen sensitivity and prevent further problems, you may have to undergo scaling and root planing, regeneration of the bone, or a soft tissue graft. You will also need to follow a routine of good dental hygiene at home, brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily.
We can give you more details about root scaling and planing or other periodontal measures that are used to take care of gum recession. Call us today to schedule an appointment for a cleaning and exam.