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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Gum Tearing

05/23/2011

Question:

I tore my gum on my lower front tooth awhile back. It never healed correctly and I have been making it worse with brushing. It has finally gotten so low that I can see the base of the tooth before the roots and the gum around it is sensitive as well. What are my options to fix it?

Answer:

Your general dentist can refer you to a periodontist who could perform a grafting procedure to cover the exposed root structure and will also help with the sensitivity.

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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