Consequences of an Exposed Root

Tissue loss can significantly expose a tooth root creating an uneven gum line. The tooth may also appear to be longer than the neighboring teeth and may become the focal point of attention. More importantly the exposed root surface places the tooth at an increased risk for tooth sensitivity, daily pain and discomfort. An exposed root also leaves the tooth susceptible to root decay and periodontal disease which can lead to infection and premature tooth loss.

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