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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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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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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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My little girl front teeth's gum are swollen while her two front teeth is growing. Is it normal ? I am so worry...please help me!

My little girl front teeth's gum are swollen while her two front teeth is growing.  Is it normal ?  I am so worry...please help me!

She's teething: Your post did not say how old your little girl is. I'm going to guess that these are her primary teeth. A bit of swelling is perfectly normal when teeth erupt. All the best... ...Read more

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The gums around my brother's four front teeth are very red but they are not swollen or hurting. What could it be?

The gums around my brother's four front teeth are very red but they are not swollen or hurting. What could it be?

Red gums: There are several reasons for red gums on the front teeth maybe he is a mouth breather instead of just breathing through his nose this irritates the front gums otherwise he may not be cleaning the area well and the tissues are starting to break down have him see a periodontist to evaluate him. ...Read more

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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?

Treatment ?: What treatment did you have? Was there an infection? Call the dentist who treated you for an immediate follow up appointment. ...Read more

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Hi doc my gum is swollen the upper gum next to the front teeth it is quite painful and is sort of purple. Any remedies?HH

Hi doc my gum is swollen the upper gum next to the front teeth it is quite painful and is sort of purple. Any remedies?HH

Dental Care: The only sure fire remedy is to determine the cause of the swollen gum. Once the cause is identified, then the proper treatment can be rendered. It may be as simple as a routine cleaning, but it may also be more serious. On thing's for sure... failure to treat will only make things worse. Call a local dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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