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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Gum not attached all the way between my teeth
My gum in between two of my front teeth has been bugging me lately. It doesn`t necessarily hurt that much but very irritating. Also, I brush my teeth everyday twice a day. I tried just recently to floss very gently around the area that is bugging me and I noticed that I can probably if I wanted to see a little behind the gum and where you shouldn`t be able to normally see. Please help!
It sounds like you have no attached gingiva protecting underlying bone and tooth structure. You may also have plaque+calculus under the gumline. Please see a dentist and/or a periodontist.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University