Loss of Gum Tissue

Loss of Gum Tissue

Loss of gum tissue, also known as receding gums is the process in which the margin of gum tissues that hold the teeth firmly, becomes thin and is slowly lost. As a result of the loss of gum tissue, the teeth get exposed to their roots.

When gaps form between the teeth and the gum lines, it creates a way for disease-causing bacteria to enter into the pockets. If this is left untreated, the tissues and bone structures that support the teeth can be damaged. This damage of the gum tissue and bone structures result in premature tooth loss.