Gum Recession Affects Your Smile

Gum recession is fairly common, especially in people over 40. However, it can occur so gradually that many do not know they suffer with the condition. They simply get used to the way their teeth look throughout the different stages of gum recession and might not realize it before it becomes a bigger problem. Dr. Bruce Wiland is a periodontist in Indianapolis, IN who can diagnose your gum recession and possible gum disease symptoms.

Treating Receding Gums

Symptoms of Gum Recession

  1. Your teeth appear longer. This is where we get the expression “long in the tooth.” The gums have worn away making your teeth appear to be longer.
  2. Notching of the tooth root at the gum line.
  3. Teeth appear to be two different colors. Your exposed root is usually darker in color than the part above the gum line.
  4. The appearance of “black triangles.” It might appear like spaces are growing between your teeth.
  5. Cavities below your gum line.
  6. Red, puffy, or inflamed gums. This can occur if gingivitis is causing your gum disease symptoms.
  7. Gums bleeding while brushing or flossing.
  8. Bad breath or halitosis.

About Us

Bruce B. Wiland, DDS, MSD is board certified in the specialty of periodontics which includes the placement of dental implants. Other services include laser periodontal therapy, esthetic tissue contouring and nonsurgical treatment.

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