Hi lybrate-user. This shows you had a lot of tartar deposited between the teeth which was not cleaned for years. These deposits are hub of bacterias and tend to eat away your gums and bone over which the deposit is resting. Eventually, when we remove them, you may feel gaps between your teeth which was filled with tartar. A small part of the gums may fill some of the space present if you maintain it well now on. Get regular teeth cleaning done to avoid such situations.
Teeth cleaning does not get gaps in teeth .. it's a misnomer ...the bad part is the deposit ..which reduces the level of the gum as it gets accumulated between teeth and gums ... which further detonate situation by bone loss and later tooth loss ... use chlohex plus mouthwash ..rinse two times daily for 15 days ...
Dono that gap is physiologic/pathological. If physiological then no need to worry. Earlier there was plaque in these gaps, so you never felt these gaps.&even if pathologic you have done cleaning. So no worry.
The gap which you feel it is due to the removal of plague and that can cause temporary feeling of gap or space. In case you feel there is genuine gap then we can give a composite build over that place to reduce or fill it completely so that no food can clog there. Hope my answer was helpful to you. Thank you.
Hi, What you call a 'gap' is very likely to be a 'physiologic (normal) space' that has to/normally exists between the teeth.
It is a gross misconception that the gap is a consequence of teeth cleaning. No, it is just that, it becomes 'actually noticeable' after cleaning and usually gets filled by healthy gum tissues in a few days.
The plague n deposits have done pathological migration of teeth leading to gaps.
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