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Old 11-17-2007, 05:02 PM   #1
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What is wrong with my tooth????

I am a little freaked out by this, am really worried...
The teeth that are on the upper part, --you know, the ones that are one or two away from your front 2 teeth on either side. (i think the "canines?)
I just noticed that on one of these, there is a gap forming ON THE TOP where it attaches to my gums! I am thinking this is from hardcore brushing, but i dont want to lose my tooth because of this.
WHat is this and what should i do?
Yes i'll be making dental appt, but I would like to know now (before monday) why this is happening, if this is common or uncommon for my age (39).
Is this happening because im inadvertantly brushing my gums somehow??
There seems to be gum recession. please anyone familiar with this please gibve me any info at all on this. thank you!

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Old 11-17-2007, 05:14 PM   #2
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Re: What is wrong with my tooth????

I don't know but just want to comment on that hardcore brushing...don't do that. Always use a soft toothbrush for brushing. If you make your gums bleed or get raw that will certainly cause areas that bacteria can get into. Let us know what the dentist says.

Old 11-17-2007, 05:15 PM   #3
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Re: What is wrong with my tooth????

It could be a pocket that develops when tartar and plaque bulid up beneath the gum surface along the base of the root pushing the gum tissue away from the tooth as it continues to build up. If left untreated bone loss could result. Or it could be that you have already developed some bone loss in which case there are tissue and bone grafts that can be done to build up the area for both oral health maintenance and tooth preservation purposes as well as aesthetic (costmetic appearance) purposes. Hope that helps some.

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