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Gap between gums and teeth

A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Ritz
Dentistry 47 years experience
Not likely: This could be the sign of advancing gum disease and should be evaluated asap. With proper treatment you can save the teeth.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
If you don't treat : You are describing periodontal disease which can lead to tooth loss, especially if not treated. See your dentist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
21 years experience
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
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
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
It may be gum recession. Although you are young, periodontal issues can affect young adults if their oral hygiene is poor and regular visits to the de... Read More
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 47 years experience
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
Cosmetic Surgery 29 years experience
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
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
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
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