Small gap in front teeth is getting bigger may be due to gum disease.

Q. I have consulted a few doctors (dentist) So far answers were not very positive. I have gap in between my front lower teeth. They are moving and gap is becoming bigger. What can be done to either cover the gap or close it?

A. The gap could be closed with either a brace, veneers or by bonding White filling to the teeth it would be good to find out why this gap is getting bigger though as it might be asign of underlying gum disease

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December 9th, 2009 at 08:47 PM
Geri Brantley Says :

I have a small straight gap between my front upper teeth, will the gap grow bigger over time? My gap is very slight right now but I’m concerned that it will get bigger as time progress… Is it necessary to have a very small gap filled?

August 9th, 2010 at 08:47 PM
Suzanne Says :

I wore braces and removed it in 1999. Now my front right tooth has a huge gap, and is pushed up so badly that when i close my mouth it’s obvious. Would braces or veneers help.

October 30th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Amy Says :

I had braces 13 years ago and had hawley retainers for a while.
My teeth are now beginning to separate and became gappy. To make matters worse, the upper front teeth seem to be protuding out also – (the very reason why i had braces as a child).

what can be done? do i need to have hawley braces made again? is there another solution? will filling the gap work – especially as the teeth are protruding out very slowly???

November 1st, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Neal Says :

i would love invisalign, but have had gum disease about 5 years ago. my teeth and gums are fine now, but are there any risks with wearing invisalign that might bring it back? thank you

November 1st, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Jesus Says :

As long as you maintain your oral health care routine, there should not be any problems. I would recommend a consultation to ensure that there has not been significant bone loss due to your gum disease first. If you have had too much bone loss you may not be able to go ahead with the treament.

November 16th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Josue Says :

hi i am 50 years old and after suffering from gum disease my teeth have moved slightly, and are now crowded both top and bottom. I have always been proud of my teeth and would love to return them to how they used to look, do you think invisalign can treat my teeth and should i be worried about my teeth and gum disease? thank you

November 16th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Kyle Says :

Gum disease should be investigated and treated by your dentist. So long as the disease is being treated or is arrested then Invisalign can be done. Gums improve with the regular brushing regime of INvisalign

December 1st, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Jasmyn Says :

I have been wearing my invisalign aligners for about 3 months now, but recently i have started to notice than my gums are bleeding on a regular basis. I am really worried as i have hear gum disease can spread pretty quickly, do you think i should stop my invisalign treatment? what would you recommend doing doctor? thanks

December 1st, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Ramiro Says :

Go and see your dentist, you may need to keep your teeth cleaner and see a dental hygienist.

December 9th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Donavan Says :

I have been wearing Invisalign for about 4 months now and have recently been noticing recurring mouth ulcers, which are often in the same places. If this likely to be the brace? Just because i have been hearing a lot about mouth cancer recently and that seems to be one of the symptoms of the disease and is getting me a little worried. thank you

December 9th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Jeremy Says :

Hi, If the ulcers have only just started since your Invisalign treatment began then there is a possibility that the ulcers are simply due to a little friction from the aligners. My advice would be to contact your Invisalign Doctor for a clinical assessment to check the ulcers out. Best wishes

December 12th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Alyssa Says :

above one of my teeth, the gum is very sore. i have noticed this in the last day or so. the gum around this one tooth is redder than the rest of the gums. when i brush my teeth this area bleeds quite a lot? i dont recall injuring my self so am a little worried what this maybe. the tooth brush i currently use is a braun one and is only 6 weeks old . please can you help and advise me if this is something to worry about or not. thank you

December 12th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Catherine Says :

Yes it could be something to be concerned about. I’d advise going to see your dentist as soon as possible to have it checked out

December 13th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Grady Says :

why have my gums receded badly in two weeks

December 13th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Cedric Says :

I would need much more information than this to be able to give you an answer.

December 13th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Ashlynn Says :

I have gum disease and my dentist has advised me that he has to do root cleaning, what does this involve?

December 13th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Maritza Says :

This involves lots of cleaning of the teeth and roots above and below the gum line. You will need to do your part and provide excellent oral hygiene as without this, the treatment will not work.

January 3rd, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Allie Says :

Hi, It advisable to have invisalign braces when I have got root canalled 24 and 25 teeth, also I have a crown on one molar.

January 3rd, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Byron Says :

Hi Yes you can have Invisalign on these teeth so long as the infection has been removed and the area is completely healthy. Similarly it is suitable when you have crowned teeth.

June 8th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Maximilian Says :

Hi Ian, I have recently notices that I have been getting sores and ulcers on my bottom lip and inside my bottom lip. I have recently started smoking again (bad I know) and been very stressed recently. I do sometimes get ulcers due to stress but they usually go within a few days, these ulcers that I have now have stayed for a lot longer than usual and they don’t really look like recovering? Could this be a sign of gum disease or something more serious? Cheers

June 8th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Walker Says :

Hi, Does not sound like gum disease but you should get this checked by your dentist as it could be a sign of other things .

May 15th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Fay Says :

I am 31 and have had gum disease since the birth of my first child . Can you get rid of this gum disease. I have notice gap between my front teeth. What can I do to get my smile back

May 21st, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Leanne wilkinson Says :

Hi I’ve had problems with my front teeth a gap started forming a few years ago know so my dentist filled both sides with white fillings , one side of my front tooth has started spreading again I’ve been told I Could have gum disease but I’m 7 months pregnant and not sure if its just due to my hormones what can you suggest I’m just worried if I keep getting them filled in my front teeth are going to look even larger than they do know.

May 27th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
chelsea price Says :

I have a big gap on my upper tooth by any chance would it get bigger when I grow?

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