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Friday, March 7, 2014
Line of gum line below tooth
I have recently noticed a rough or line below one of my molars (lower) on the inside of the gum. I recently had 6 teeth removed from the other lower side. I am awaiting surgery on this side as I have impacted wisedom teeth and a known abcess. In may I had a full mouth exray plus a check for peridontal disease - ealry onset which is why the surgery is occuring. I am now pregnant and am scared because of this "line" white in colour and rough. Is it due to an abcess? I keep my teeth as healthy as possible - I just discovered this area about a week ago.
It is hard for me to give you a differential diagnosis. It is possibly related to the existence of an abscess and severity of periodontal breakdown. Pregnancy and hormonal changes may be factors, too.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University