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Gum Fractures

Gum Fractures | Periodontist Houston TX | 77063

Fractures are extremely common in all dentistry practices. They happen to people of all ages, although they are most common for patients under the age of 25. Fractures can be problematic, whether they are visible and affect your appearance or leave you in pain suffering with tooth sensitivity. Chipped teeth can be easy to repair, especially if caught early on and if the remaining tooth structure and enamel are intact. There are multiple types of fractures, which will be explained below. Gum Fractures | Periodontist Houston TX | 77063

Supragingival Fracture

The first type of fracture is called an oblique supragingival fracture. This occurs above the gums ...

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Gum Recession

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During gum recession, your gums will pull away from your teeth causing pain and your teeth to become weaker. Gum recession does not just happen at old age like you would think, it can happen to people of all ages. It could even happen to a person who has extremely good dental hygiene. 

For obvious reasons gum recession can cause problems to your personal health. Fortunately, you can consult with your dentist if you have receding gums and he can help you understand the causes and even provide a treatment. 

When teeth are healthy, your gum tissue should fit around each tooth like a glove providing your tooth support. In a tooth ...

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