I have bad gums. I’ve had bad gums since I was a teenager. While everyone else was getting cavities, I was having periodontal surgery. I’d prefer to have cavities. If you’ve ever had gum surgery, I’m sure you’d agree. In my case, my DDS will remove a thin layer of skin from the roof of my mouth and stitch it in place over where my gums have receded. In about two weeks, it’s healed. In the interim, my mouth feels as though I ate 400-degree pizza. So far, I’ve had three surgeries. Based on my latest dental cleaning, I have two more coming up.