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gap between gums and teeth

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Dr. Joseph Ritz
46 years experience Dentistry
Not likely: This could be the sign of advancing gum disease and should be evaluated asap. With proper treatment you can save the teeth.
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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
46 years experience Dentistry
If you don't treat : You are describing periodontal disease which can lead to tooth loss, especially if not treated. See your dentist.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
20 years experience Dentistry
It can happen: If there has been a lot of plaque and tartar accumulation between the teeth, the space in between can get deeper due to periodontal disease and bine l ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
It is normal: During deep cleaning, instruments are used to remove plaque and to eliminate the source of infection. As a result, discomfort and swelling are usuall ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Tarter: Tarter can cause gums to recede and to detach from your teeth, causing much gum and bone damage. Please see a Dentist before you do serious harm by t ... Read More
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
I : I don;t mean to sound flippant, but some dentists say it is better to have longer teeth then teeth no longer. That is to say that to decrease pockets ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Extra gums?: Lots of possibilities including poor plaque control which would lead to swollen gums. Your orthodontist would be the best one to ask what's going on a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
46 years experience Dentistry
Yes. : Twelve cavities are alot. Most cervical caries at gum line can be fixed. A tooth colored bonded resin filling will look good, may help to close gaps, ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
28 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic Dentistry: Moving your teeth with braces can happen very fast and it sounds most likely the excess gum tissue that was there before is now more or less pinched. ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See orthodontist: There are many various reasons which could cause "the gum that was between my 2 front teeth is squished & inflated". I can appreciate yo ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
32 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It's ok to "cut the gums" but i prefer to use a laser. Better yet, ask him/ her how to best control the cause of the swelling (plaque--usually, some m ... Read More
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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
38 years experience Dentistry
Speak with DDS: Most likely the permanent retainer was covered in calculus and now you are feeling spacing when it was cleaned. It terms of long term-speak with your ... Read More
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