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Hi.I have swollen gum behind two front teeth for 3 weeks now. Its very painful at times as i have an overbite. Have tried salt water and antibiotic?

Hi.I have swollen gum behind two front teeth for 3 weeks now. Its very painful at times as i have an overbite. Have tried salt water and antibiotic?

See you dentist: It is important to determine the cause of your symptoms, so please see your dentist as soon as possible. If in fact, your problem is the result of your overbite, you occlusion can (very likely) be corrected. ...Read more

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Gum Swelling (Definition)

There are many causes: gum disease, hormonal changes, medications, food impact ...Read more


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I have a swollen gum around one of my front teeth. I never had any teeth problems before. What should I do?

I have a swollen gum around one of my front teeth. I never had any teeth problems before. What should I do?

Swollen gum: There is no way to say for sure without a visual exam. It could be a gum abscess, a tooth abcess, a response to an injury. You haven't said how long it's been swollen, whether it bleeds, whether it's painful. Make an appointment with your dentist to have it examined. ...Read more

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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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The gums behind my 4 top front teeth are swollen, hurt to the touch, and I can feel my heart beat there too. Should I be concerned?

The gums behind my 4 top front teeth are swollen, hurt to the touch, and I can feel my heart beat there too. Should I be concerned?

Get it checked: This is something you should see a dentist about ASAP.. It could be an infection, or due to trauma. In the meantime take ibuprophen for the pain, brush gently, and rinse with warm saltwater. ...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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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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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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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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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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