A 40-year-old member asked:
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the gum around my bottom left molar is loose. i can pull the gum away from the tooth a little. is this bad?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not good..: May be periodontitis. You will need to see a local dentist for treatment. The sooner you call the sooner you have a chance to save your teeth. Hard to say over the internet how dire the situation is.
Answered on Oct 6, 2017
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Dr. Scott Methven
19 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: Have your dentist check it out. It could be an infection or any number of things. Best to have a professional verify what is going on. Best of luck :)
Answered on Oct 29, 2017

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