Hole near tooth in gums

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    Deekotah

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    I have a hole in my gum near my tooth and was wondering if it’s going to grow back or if there’s anything I can do to fix it? I’m very self conscious about it and unsure what to do :(
     

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    Busybee

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    It won't grow back. Your gums look sore - see a periodontist or hygienist regularly to prevent gum recession. The only thing you can do to change the appearance is have some cosmetic dentistry to meet the margin but that's not recommended because there are too many other risks (plus you may not be considered a good candidate if you have poor gum health). Flossing is important but so is lifestyle. Do you smoke, eat a healthy diet? it's a combination of factors. Sometimes if you're unlucky, hereditary.
     
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    honestdoc Verified Dentist

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    You have severe gum inflammation. You need to go to your dentist for a check up with x-rays to show amount of bone around the teeth and get proper cleaning or deep cleaning if you have bone loss. Like Busybee mentioned, the gums need regular maintenance or it can permanently deteriorate.
     
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    I brush my teeth twice a day and try to have a healthy diet but I just learnt I’m low in some vitamins which I’m taking a meds for if that does anything... my gums aren’t sore anymore, they used to be but have stopped hurting for a while now when I started focusing more on what I was eating and brushing a second time a day... I’ll definitely start flossing though! My mother has lost most of her teeth but has dentures, I don’t know why but could it possibly be something related? Thank you for your advice and opinion!
     
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    Yes it could be inherited in which case, on top of a healthy diet and flossing/cleaning you should be seeing a periodontal specialist regularly.
     
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