Infographic: Your Tongue and Health Note: Not a medical diagnosis, just a general guide! Ridges can mean tongue SWELLING and could be serious if swelling increases. Call a nurse or doctor with questions!
Gingival recession (receding gums) refers to the progressive loss of gum tissue, which can eventually result in tooth root exposure if left untreated. Gum recession is most common in adults over the age of but the process can begin in the teenage years.