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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Gap between gum and tooth
on the upper right side, there is a gap betweem one tooth and the gum. A needle can go up to 1/2 cm in it. food is getting collected there and i always bruch after eating.
is there any technique by which i can seal the gap so that the space between teh gum and the tooth is sealed? please advise.
I believe that you are describing exposed root surface and some root erosion/abrasion. There are two techniques to close this exposure. One is through soft tissue graft procedure. It is a surgical technique and it will give a better and longterm result. The second one is through placing a filling material on the gap. It may be a good alternative depending on the type of the tooth, the size of the defect, etc.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University