I have a redness on my gum showing upon smile. It is only on the gum margins of 2 of my front teeth on the left side. I have crowns placed on these teeth while ago and everything was fine. The redness started after ortodontic treatment. I replaced crowns and had gum specialist remove some of the red tissue without changing the shape of the gum. The redness reoccurred shortly after the surgery. I brush and floss my teeth daily and have no other dental or health problems. I don't want to do additional gum surgery (crown lengthening) as my dentist advised due to concerns reg. aesthetics of the smile and match between both sides of the mouth.
Any thoughts?
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replied October 6th, 2008
Gum disease is a threat to your oral health. IT sounds like you might be experiencing periodontitis, which means "inflammation around the tooth." During periodontitis, gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets that are infected.

You may want to see a periodontist, a specialist who treats gum diseases. You can find more information through the National Institutes of Health .
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