My teeth are loose and I have receding gums due to a piercing I had years ago which led to gingivitis. (Photo)
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Oral Piercing and gum Recession
lip / tongue piercing cause gum recession
In your case the situation is multifactorial. You developed gingivitis as your dentist diagnosed before. Over the years this lead to periodontitis because it was left untreated. Periodontitis is inflammation in the gum and bone loss. So your teeth became loose.
The periodontitis and bone loss plus lip piercing have contributed to gum recession and gaps between your teeth.
First step would be to see a periodontist. He/ she could examine the site, take xrays to see the extent of bone loss and mobility . If possible could scale your teeth, splint them and maybe graft the gum area.
All depends on what xrays and periodontal exam reveal.
If situation is very severe, replacing these teeth with implants or other options could be discussed with your periodontist and dentist.
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