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Bleeding gum

07/28/2008

Question:

I lost my front tooth more than 8 years ago, so when I extracted my tooth I`d put the Maryland Bonded Bridge, now I noticed my gumn right above my front tooth is bleeding and also smells bad. What do you think it can be? I kind of a little concerned. Can you say anything about that? Thanks

Answer:

8 years is long time for a Maryland Bonded Bridge. You may be having food impaction underneath and may be not able to clean under the pontic area. Or some problems may be developing on adjacent teeth (decay, bone loss, etc). You have to visit a dentist.

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Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University