everytime I start brushing my teeth regularly there is a particular tooth (lateral incisor I believe is what its called) that starts catching my gums. I look at it and it looks like a ridge has formed with a curve which is where it catches my gums. It discourages me from regular brushing because of the discomfort it causes. What is this and how can I fix it?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 11 - May - 2013, at 10:52 AM

  • It seems that there is either cervical abrasion or some other discrepence in your lateral incisor which is causing it. So schedule an appointment with your dentist and get it checked and if it is cervical abrasion then the dentist will do the restoration in that area but if there is some other problem then also the dentist will fix it. Donot stop brushing as it is not good for gums. For more info  on cervical abrasion and tooth wear you can check this article... http://www.identalhub.com/article_types-of-tooth-wear-215.aspx

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