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A female asked:

Wide gap between front lower center teeth. had tartar buildup removed and dentist said he didn't know why i had such a gap. can i use dental gap band?

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: however, you may want to consult an oral surgeon regarding possible gingival or palatal grafting.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
May cause tooth loss: Close the space between 2 teeth and smaller spaces open on the sides of the teeth away from the original space. And if a band slips below the gum line (perhaps while you're asleep) it will destroy the tooth-supporting bone and you will loose the teeth. Best idea, see an Orthodontist for an Initial Examination (usually free) and a frank discussion about your treatment options.
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Last updated Aug 4, 2018

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