Why do gums retract?
There are usually two principal factors that lead to recession of gums. The first one is the gingival recession secondary to progression of a gingival disease that is left untreated. The other reason is rather due to incorrect/predominant/hard tooth brushing in individuals who pay close attention to the mouth care. In such patients, gingival recession can often be accompanied by abrasion and tenderness in the teeth. Surgery can be considered in the treatment of gingival recessions, if necessary, and soft tissue grafts can be adapted.
Does periodontal treatment cause pain?
No pain is felt during the procedures, as local anesthesia is administered. Some procedures may lead to temporary tingling. The underlying cause of the tingling is the removal of tartar from the roots that ae exposed due to gingival recession.