A very tiny piece of my gum has disappeared on one tooth on my bottom jaw (I noticed it on Sunday). I experience very slight discomfort if I intentionally force pressure against it with the inside of my lip. It's not too noticeable and the change is very slight, and there is no sign of redness or swelling. Should I be worried about this? Could this be the onset of gum disease?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 19 - May - 2009, at 20:04 PM

  • It can be the start of gum disease but it is localized and not generalized as your single tooth is involved. Sometimes due to traumatic bite ie when the tooth is coming in contact with upper teeth while biting, the gum on that specific tooth recedes and for this you have visit the dentist who will do the selective grinding and relieve the tooth from traumatic bite otherwise the gum will further recede and ultimately it can become moblile. A good oral hyg is must for well being of gums.For more on gum dieseases you can read the following article from our website... http://www.identalhub.com/articlecategory-gum-diseases-9.aspx

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