On the top of my mouth, behind my two front teeth it seems like there is flap of gum tissue there. It does not appear to be a sore of blister. It does not dangle but it peels or folds back slightly to where I can see a deeper part of my tooth. It also appears to the same color as the rest of my gums. I searched the internet and since I am some what of a hypochondriac, it worries me sometimes. I also find myself prodding it with my tongue, which is not helping, i suppose. Can you give me any insight to what it might be?
What you describe sounds like the opening to a "periodontal pocket". The crevice around teeth is normally from 1 to 3 mm deep. What you describe sounds much deeper than that .Periodontal disease is not usually accompanied by pain until the later stages-so the absence of pain is not an indicator of health. I would suggest you have a dental examination. They will be able to enlighten you as to the health of your gums. Periodontal disease or pyorrhea is not something to be trivialized.
Thank you very much. I have dental appointment tomorrow morning. In the past I have slacked off on my oral hygiene. I mean I brush my teeth everyday but I have put off flossing. Not anymore I won't. Not after getting the bill from this treatment. Thank you for your time. I will kepp you posted. Thank you again.
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