Gum recession is one of the gum issues that patients can often identify. When the recession is at the front of the lips , it will be readily seen — particularly if it is on the upper front teeth .
But , recession can be found on any of the teeth , and on either the lip/cheek side of the teeth or the tongue side or roof-of-the mouth side of the teeth .There are basically two various types of recession that we will address .
One is the type that appears in patients’ mouths when patients are usually performing a great job of cleaning their teeth . This kind of recession is usually related to the client being pre-disposed towards recession due to the gums being thin and fragile . We can describe this as Gum Recession : Thin , Fragile Tissue .
Another kind of recession is seen by patients who have gum disease that is a bacterial infection because of the bacteria that are normally in the mouth . That is some other type of recession and involves not only gum recession , but additionally the destruction of the under-lying bone which supports the teeth . While the patient could see some gum recession , if they are aware of the indications of gum disease ( periodontitis ) , they should see other signs as well as the recession . This kind of recession we will define as Gum Recession : Bacterial Infection