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Gap between the teeth after getting treated for periodontitis. Lost gum tissue during surgery. Food getting stuck in the gums. Remedy?

i got treatment for i feel i am free of swelling , redness, bleeding of gums. but i lost gum tissue which was removed during surgery. now d problems was in b/w tooth at upper region i have gaps. every time wen i am eating food particles are placed within those gaps n one more thing is i found yellowness and plaque formation at that location. wt my present condition is?
Asked On : Tue, 25 Sep 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to inform you that Periodontitis is an inflammation of the periodontium, i.e., the tissues that support the teeth.You might have gone through scaling & root planing that ivolves removal of plaque & calculus resulting in empty space & loosening of teeth.Its quiet natural after scaling.Need not worry, just start with gum massage with some gum paint like Rexidine-M gel for 15 mins,2 times a day.Also start using 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthwash 10ml half an hour after brushing once daily.
All this will definitely help you out.Still if your problem persist than talk to your dentist about periodontal flap surgery. Its also good option in severe cases.
Also maintain proper oral hygiene by regular brushing & interdental flossing for cleaning that gap.

Take Care
Answered: Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Geoffrey Ward's  Response
Hello and thank you for your question.
Based on what you stated it sounds like you had flap surgery due to periodontal issues. The food and plaque can be addressed with proper flossing, brushing and check ups from your dentist. To floss the area place the floss in between your teeth, hold it against the side of the tooth and rub up and down NOT back and forth, do this up and down 4-6 times and then repeat on the adjacent tooth. do this for all of your teeth. Brush your teeth in small gental circles with a soft bristled tooth brush. The brush should be angled at 45 degrees towards the gums.

A water pick can help with the large debris but is not a substitute for flossing.

Best wishes and good health.

Dr. Ward
Answered: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bibhu Dutt Nanda's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum ,
i am glad you posted your query, first of all according to the dental history presented , i would like to inform you that the gaps between your teeth usually appear following removal of heavy amounts of plaque & calculus, because they cause the gum tissue to swell , which in turn pushes the teeth apart, therefore sometimes gaps are left behind, usually the teeth revert to their normal position, but if the gaps were present naturally , then its better to use interdental aids for cleaning your teeth,which will prevent plaque formation.
You can consult your dentist, he/she might recommend soft bristle tooth brush, dental floss, mouth wash, and interdental brushes as a part of your routine dental care regime.
always rinse your mouth with plain water after meals, never use a tooth pick.
i hope i answered your query,
i wish you good health,
take care.
Answered: Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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Dentist Dr. Shivika Dhanda's  Response
If food is getting lodged in gums that means u still have loose gums and healing is not proper. For that u need to use gum paint which contains 30% tannic acid( tan x is good if available near u).. Moreover u need to do warm saline rinses 3-4 times per day along with anti sensitivity tooth paste and mouth wash ur dentist has suggested u and u will see the difference within a week
Answered: Wed, 26 Sep 2012
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