Sometimes we are so busy worrying about our teeth that we forget to take care of our gums. There are a number of reasons why you should put some effort into taking care of your gums – not least because treatment can be costly and will take a long time.
If you allow the gum tissue to recede you may notice a few things including:
- The tooth root becomes exposed and will then be hypersensitive, making it difficult to tolerate hot or cold temperatures.
- It may be harder for you to maintain your oral hygiene routine.
- You may notice that you have a build-up of plaque, more inflammation of the gums and you may notice that you are suffering from tooth decay.
- When consulting a dentists, Worthing patients may be surprised to hear just how long and expensive treatment for this is.
Some people are unfortunate enough to have a lack of gum tissue and this can be diagnosed by the dentist. Worthing patients need to be aware of this so that any problems can be addressed. The gum tissue actually fits quite tightly around the teeth but if there is a lack of it then you may notice issues such as:
- Gum inflammation
- Loss of gum and bone
- Further costly treatment
Not looking after your gums is like trying to grow plants in the garden with no soil. They are the anchor for your teeth and they need to be in good condition so that your teeth can also be kept in good condition.