Gum recession or the correct dentistry term gingival recession usually affects every dog 1 year or older. The gingiva is a soft tissue that covers and protects the root of the tooth. The tiny space between the tooth and the gingival tissue is lined by something called the sulcular epithelium, this connective and nervous tissue is extremely sensitive.Gingival recession happens when the gums are pulled back from the teeth resulting in inflammation, sensitivity and root exposure. The gums in the oral cavity are attached to the bones in the head.
Unfortunately, the only way to improve gum recession once it has occurred is surgically. There must be a gum transplant, which is not usually done on our furry companions. That’s why it is important to do regular cleanings before severe gum recession appears.
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