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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Broken Gums

01/04/2011

Question:

I was brushing my teeth one day and I guess i brushed a little to hard. Now part of my gums are hanging in the front. It`s just the corner that is attached to my tooth. What can i do about this?

Answer:

I can tell you that if it hasn't reasonably healed in about 5 days, you need to see a dentist. Mouth trauma to gums and lips heal quite quickly. I'm not sure when this happened, but it is serious.

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Response by:

Daniel Nathan Reed, DDS Daniel Nathan Reed, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University