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Suggest treatment for gum infection

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: Hello, a hole has developed in my gum line. I'm very worried at what this could be. I feel no pain, there's no bleeding. I only really noticed this yesterday as I got a funny sensation as my tongue pressed against the area. I have not seen a dentist in quite sometime, haven't been able to afford to, and never realized how terrible it looks behind my teeth. Just looking to find out what this possibly could be before I schedule an appointment. I'm afraid I may lose my teeth over this.

I have taken a photo, the hole is the dark red area to the right side of my gum line.
http://imgur.com/62kyhOc
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
gum infection, deposits, scaling

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query and the images you have uploaded.
As far as the hole near the gum line is concerned I have two possibilities.
It can a periodontal pocket secondary gum infection because of the deposits.
The other possible cause be pus formation in the gums(periodontal abscess) secondary to the deposits over the teeth.
Nothing to be panic, you will not lose your teeth. Consult a oral physician and get the scaling done and maintain the oral hygiene there after.
Rinse your mouth soon after eating anything. Do saline gargling. You can use mouth wash also.
I hope I have answered your query. If any queries are there reply me back. Take care.
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Brief Answer: gum infection, deposits, scaling Detailed Answer: Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query and the images you have uploaded. As far as the hole near the gum line is concerned I have two possibilities. It can a periodontal pocket secondary gum infection because of the deposits. The other possible cause be pus formation in the gums(periodontal abscess) secondary to the deposits over the teeth. Nothing to be panic, you will not lose your teeth. Consult a oral physician and get the scaling done and maintain the oral hygiene there after. Rinse your mouth soon after eating anything. Do saline gargling. You can use mouth wash also. I hope I have answered your query. If any queries are there reply me back. Take care.