Receding gum lines can lead to exposed roots and other serious oral health problems. Exposed roots are more vulnerable to decay and can make your teeth appear unnaturally long. The two leading causes of exposed roots are periodontal (gum) disease and aggressive tooth brushing. Patients with exposed roots may experience sensitivity to temperature change. Unprotected roots are also connected with the loss of supporting bone material. Fortunately, Dr. Ostrer can perform a treatment designed to reverse tissue loss.