I'm 23 years old and almost two years ago I was badly injured in a wreck and I have been on pain medicine ever since. For six months I had an infection and I became so ill that I was near death and wasn't aware of my own needs. (my husband would remind me to eat) During that time my teeth along with other things was neglected. Recently I noticed that my gum line had started receding and soon after my teeth began chipping off at the gum line. I was recently told that my father suffers from the same problem and had his teeth pulled. I have no visible signs of cavities. What is happening to my teeth? Is there a name for it? What scan be done?