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The gums behind my top four front teeth are swollen. What causes this?

The gums behind my top four front teeth are swollen. What causes this?

Many possibilities: All of the possibilities offered previously are considerations. Another possibility is trauma from eating, especially a burn. The most common cause of this is from hot cheese from pizza. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more

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Why is the gum around my bottom front teeth swollen? Explanations please?

Why is the gum around my bottom front teeth swollen? Explanations please?

Swollen gums: Your gums are swollen because something is wrong. See a dentist who can examine you and tell you why. It could be from medications, gum disease, an infection or many other things. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation
Once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain or impacted
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Take NSAIDs if dealing with pain/swelling from wisdom teeth
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Rinse with warm salty water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth
Daily
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Why is the gum around my bottom front teeth so swollen?

Why is the gum around my bottom front teeth so swollen?

Infection ?: Inflammation? Periodontal disease? So hard to say without an examination with radiographs. Please see a local dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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The gums above my two front teeth are swollen and I need them to go back to normal within 72 hours what do I do?

The gums above my two front teeth are swollen and I need them to go back to  normal within 72 hours what do I do?

Why 72 hours?: Not sure why 72 hours is important to you, however, if your gums are red, irritated and swollen, you should see your dentist asap. There is either a long standing gum problem or you may have an acute issue that can be resolved quickly. You probably can't treat this on your own. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If they're malpositioned or impacted discuss removal with your dentist
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Make sure you take care of them like any other tooth in the mouth
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If removal becomes necessary, see an oral surgeon for consultation
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Lower gum line inflammated and looks boggy all of a sudden. It has not swollen and does not hurt but the lower front teeth has itchy feel; what to do?

Lower gum line inflammated and looks boggy all of a sudden. It has not swollen and does not hurt but the lower front teeth has itchy feel; what to do?

See your dentist: If it is sudden then you may be developing a gingivla abcess, but more likely it is as simple as the need for a good cleaning. Get an appointment and take care of it. Until then keep it cleaned out even if it hurts to do it. ...Read more

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The front teeth are still swollen after seeing the dentist, and now one of my gums are bleeding. Help?

The front teeth are still swollen after seeing the dentist, and now one of my gums are bleeding. Help?

Clean, occlusion: Cleaning your teeth, brush hard with soft toothbrush at the gum, and go to the dentist to check the occlusion. Was it hitting in the back every time you bite down or swallow? Relieved this occlusion by grinding the back of the top teeth or the top of opposing teeth. If bleeding persist, laser can be used. Followed up and treat periodontally. If pain occurs, check for nerve inflammation. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If partially erupted, keep them clean to prevent a local infection
Once
If erupted but endangering other teeth, have them removed
Once
If impacted, have them checked yearly for cysts & if found remove
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I had a periodontal cleaning on my front teeth nd a regular cleaning on the rest.. My gums are extremely swollen and very tender is this normal?

I had a periodontal cleaning on my front teeth nd a regular cleaning on the rest.. My gums are extremely swollen and very tender is this normal?

It is common: Yes, your gums may also be sore or swollen after deep cleaning. Use warm salt water and NSAID OTC for pain control. Any swelling and discomfort should subside in a few days (aprox. 7days). ...Read more

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