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Posted by: europe98789  (8 years ago)
Hello,



I have a question about my gums and teeth. I have been using dipping tobacco for the last 4 years and I have just recently noticed something abnormal. The gums on the right side have receded a tiny bit, but i was expecting that. The weird thing though is that on one tooth, the gum lining, I guess, has very slightly pulled off the tooth, just a little. Every time I take the tobacco out of my mouth, there is brown tobacco juice stuck in the lining of my gum on that one tooth, even after I swish my mouth out with water, and the only way to get it out is to pick it with a tooth pick or brush my teeth very vigorously. I just want to make sure that this isn't the start of something serious such as gingivitis, tooth loss, gum disease, etc. What do you think the problem is and how should I treat it? Thank you for your time and have a great day.
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Hello,



I have a question about my gums and teeth. I have been using dipping tobacco for the last 4 years and I have just recently noticed something abnormal. The gums on the right side have receded a tiny bit, but i was expecting that. The weird thing though is that on one tooth, the gum lining, I guess, has very slightly pulled off the tooth, just a little. Every time I take the tobacco out of my mouth, there is brown tobacco juice stuck in the lining of my gum on that one tooth, even after I swish my mouth out with water, and the only way to get it out is to pick it with a tooth pick or brush my teeth very vigorously. I just want to make sure that this isn't the start of something serious such as gingivitis, tooth loss, gum disease, etc. What do you think the problem is and how should I treat it? Thank you for your time and have a great day.


yours is definitely a case of periodontitis, and that particular tooth has a pocket for sure....... the cause definitely as you are aware of, is tobacco. do you have redness on the gums... or any changes on the adjacent cheeks..... always keep an eye on that tooo.... have a consultation with your dentist as early as possible...
and always remember using tobacco in any form is harmful for the human body...... chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco is the most common cause for developing oral cancers... do stop the habit before it is too late.....
may this minor gum disease give you the motivation to do so...

kind regards
Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: amelyluyanda  (8 years ago)
It’s true that there is a possibility to have some solid particles stuck on the teeth every time we need. Goggle nicely with water. Brush your teeth two times a day, do not use tooth pick or brush hard your teeth. Sometimes the dirt is not removed; in that case you need to use dental floss that helps to remove dirt particles completely. Also try to avoid tobacco.
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Posted by: Serendipity14  (8 years ago)
The symptoms you mentioned very closely resemble the ones that are mentioned on the thisisdentistry.co.uk website for periodontitis. The post I read mentioned that this problem can be addressed either by non-surgical treatments, or with periodontal surgery - depends on the severity of the problem. It is best to get this checked by your dentist as soon as possible to get the proper treatment, and to prevent the problem from further worsening. Best of luck!
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