Most people cannot imagine that a seemingly irrelevant problem with their gums can cause tooth loss.It is the ‘receding gums’ that bothers dentists worldwide. As you are probably guessing, it is a dental issue in which tiny gaps develop between teeth and gums. Gums tend to withdraw, leaving a huge surface are of the teeth uncovered. These gaps are usually filled with bacteria, which may eventually affect the roots, causing unbearable pain. Teeth get extremely sensitive. This initial stage leads to a further tooth loss, because bacterial infections cause permanent damage to both bone structure and supportive tissue.