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gum collapse?

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Posted by: bjaguila  (9 years ago)
Hey, the back right part of my gums between my molar and wisdom tooth suddenly collapsed today. It had a weird blood like taste but when I spit there was no blood. That part of my gum never hurt, it just felt smooth. I could tell my wisdom tooth was coming in as all the others have, but today I brushed my tongue across the area and a deep pocket occurred. Any light that can be shed on if this is a dental emergency or not would be great.
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Posted by: sophia34  (9 years ago)
Hi Bjaguila!

It might be due to a gum disease. Gum problems are not noticeable for quite a while. The gums will start to recede slowly, teeth become unstable then gum collapse occurs. Go to a periodontist as soon as possible. If a gum problem is caught early, it can be treated easily.
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Posted by: pineapplebaby  (9 years ago)
Hi!

Brushing your teeth vigorously or forward and backward with grinding movemebt can create gum collapse. Practice brushing your teeth correctly and effectively and use a soft bristled toothbrush.
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