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Question
Posted by: Anon | 2004/11/19

Q.

Receding gums and plaque build-up on teeth

My gums bleed when I brush my teeth, and the gums on the left side of my mouth on the top have started to recede and there's a build-up of plaque as well as on my bottom teeth at the front. I have not been to the dentist for awhile. My teeth do not feel like they are loose and the infection only seems to be on certain parts of my gums. Is it too late for me or can I still get it seen to and maybe have the problem reversed?

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

It seems as though you may be experiancing the start of periodontal disease. It is essential to consult your dentist as soon as possible as the longer you wait the more destructive the condition is and the more difficult it will be to treat.

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