It's been estimated that at least 20% of the population presents with one or more teeth that has gingival recession (gum loss) with possible root sensitivity as a consequence.
Source: Kryshtalskyj et al., Clincial Application of the Mucogingival Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft, Oral Health, Oct 2013, Vol 103, No 10, pg 18-30.
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)