The root of the tooth, no longer covered by the gum, is exposed.
This can cause sensitivity or pain as well as unattractive appearance as the process worsens.
Receding gums may be caused by thin gums, improper brushing, piercing or unfavorable gum and teeth anatomy.
Solutions for treating recession include :
Reinforcement by removing a piece of gum at palate level and placing it over the exposed root.
Post-operatory instructions :
Reimbursement by French national health insurance (Sécurité Sociale) :
The treatment is not covered by French Sécurité Sociale.
Certain private health insurance policies do cover treatment of receding gums.