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    Hi, I just wonder what is the best way to save gum that seems to be receding in wrapping around the base of the "fake" tooth? Maybe it's a early sign of problem around that single tooth only. It's not bleeding yet, but gum is a lot thinner than the rest.

    Should I Floss more (after every brushing) rather than once a day? Will additional H2O2 wash help? I'm afraid the flossing might pull the fake tooth up. Or these will only make it worse? I did some search on google but not sure which to believe.
     

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      You said:
      Hi, I just wonder what is the best way to save gum that seems to be receding in wrapping around the base of the "fake" tooth? Maybe it's a early sign of problem around that single tooth only. It's not bleeding yet, but gum is a lot thinner than the rest.

      Should I Floss more (after every brushing) rather than once a day? Will additional H2O2 wash help? I'm afraid the flossing might pull the fake tooth up. Or these will only make it worse? I did some search on google but not sure which to believe.

      First of all, what do you mean by "fake tooth"? Are you talking about an implant? Crown? What you need to do is ask your dentist- noone on SDN can give you a proper diagnosis without looking at your mouth.
       

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        Dukie said:
        First of all, what do you mean by "fake tooth"? Are you talking about an implant? Crown? What you need to do is ask your dentist- noone on SDN can give you a proper diagnosis without looking at your mouth.

        Based on the definition on wikipedia, I guess I'm talking about implant. It has a piece of metal down at the base of it. It was taken off, then re-pluged in.

        That's the thing, I don't trust my dentist. I don't know if he's trying to make money of me or what. When I was young and my family doesn't know much about teeth and agree to whatever they say and that's how I got this implant in the first place even though the subsequent dentist after that said it wasn't necessary that's when I realized we got suckered to someone's greed.
         
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          You said:
          Based on the definition on wikipedia, I guess I'm talking about implant. It has a piece of metal down at the base of it. It was taken off, then re-pluged in.

          That's the thing, I don't trust my dentist. I don't know if he's trying to make money of me or what. When I was young and my family doesn't know much about teeth and agree to whatever they say and that's how I got this implant in the first place even though the subsequent dentist after that said it wasn't necessary that's when I realized we got suckered to someone's greed.

          I'm sorry to hear about your experience. Yet, I will say once again- you need to speak to a dentist. I would ask friends and family in your area who they suggest. I'm sure you can find someone you will trust more. If you can't find one that way, you might try going to your nearest dental school- if you are near one. You could probably get treatment in the student clinics or in the Faculty Practice- I'm sure they would be very honest with you. Hope it works out!
           

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            I always say that going to a "school" is the best place for a TRUE opinion... meaning without any monetary motivation. You don't have to get treated there, but for a diagnosis you can trust that is the safest place. Good luck!
             

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              Based on the definition on wikipedia, I guess I'm talking about implant. It has a piece of metal down at the base of it. It was taken off, then re-pluged in.

              That's the thing, I don't trust my dentist. I don't know if he's trying to make money of me or what. When I was young and my family doesn't know much about teeth and agree to whatever they say and that's how I got this implant in the first place even though the subsequent dentist after that said it wasn't necessary that's when I realized we got suckered to someone's greed.

              Based on the fact that you're not sure about whether it's an implant or crown suggests to me that you never bothered to take an interest in your oral health and are just blaming it on not trusting a dentist. Implants are not routinely placed in "young" people, rather usually placed after growth of mandible and maxilla are near completion. Implants aren't taken off then re-plugged in. It sounds to me like a crown, with a metal collar at the base of it that was recemented. Unlvdmd most dentists give genuine advice and stop with this monetary motivation crap. If anything, especially at UNLV students are a little to "Credit-motivated" with cheating students and clueless administration are montetary driven with OEC crap.....ohh...sorry had to kick unlv while their down:)

              Now again, go see a dentist. have an xray taken. there are too many possible things that may be going on. best of luck to you and remember preventive care is the best care.
               

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                TKD said:
                Unlvdmd most dentists give genuine advice and stop with this monetary motivation crap. If anything, especially at UNLV students are a little to "Credit-motivated" with cheating students and clueless administration are montetary driven with OEC crap.....ohh...sorry had to kick unlv while their down:)
                Yeah, I agree. Most dentists do give sound advice. But if the PATIENT feels otherwise, a school is a place that dx things without having to worry about their overhead. And as far as digs at my school... I'm grown up enough not to respond to crap like that.
                 
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