NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Gums wearing away
I have been having problems for a few m onths now. My gums are seperating from my teeth in two spots and have black stuff underneath that won`t come off. It is not painful, swollen, or bleeding. I brush, floss, and use mouth rise twice a day but nothing is working. What can I do to make this problem go away?
You need to see a dentist. The black stuff can be plaque, calculus or root decay. All of these are caused by bacteria and help with retention of further bacteria. Thus, you need to see a dentist and have at least professional cleaning. Depending on actual cause, the dentist may recommend alternative treatment options.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University