I’ve Lost A Lot Of Bone From Gum Disease, But Now I Have It Under Control I’d Like To Know If Anything Can Be Done To Close The Gaps In My Smile?

Hello Dr Moore,

I was subject to bad periodontal disease caused by smoking. The bleeding went on for a long period of time before I had it seen to but by then it was far too late, the damage was done. I have the disease under control now through regular cleaning but I’ve lost a lot of bone apparently and gum recession of around point 4. The gaps are quite noticeable but my dentist keeps saying there is nothing that can be done. I’d like to know if it’s true and that nothing can be done? Thank you for your help and advice.

Hello and thank you for your enquiry. It’s very difficult to close the gaps when the gums have receded to such an extent as it can make cleaning more difficult with the risk of making the gum disease problem worse, if you’re not sure maybe you should seek out a local cosmetic dentist for a 2nd opinion and whether they can help. I hope this helps to clarify things for you. Kind regards, Dr Andrew Moore.
Dr Andrew Moore Advance Dental Clinic 104 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0JG Web: www.advancedentalclinic.com Tel: 08443 87 87 88 View My Profile Dr Moore

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