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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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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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I just had alloderm gum surgery in top 2 front teeth and gum is whiter and swollen is this an infection?

I just had alloderm gum surgery in top 2 front teeth and gum is whiter and swollen is this an infection?

Not necessarily: You just had the surgery, you need to give it some time and follow the post operative instructions given by your dentist. Of course, he is the best person to ask and show the area in question. ...Read more

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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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I have root canal treatment done 5 years ago to my upper front teeth and since then i had my gum swollen around that teeth . What is the reason?

I have root canal treatment done 5 years ago to my upper front teeth and since then i had my gum swollen around  that teeth . What is the reason?

Swelling: Root canals can fail and become re-infected causing the gum to swell. It may also be that a different tooth nearby that has not had a root canal is also infected and needs treatment. Other possibilities are periodontal infection, or a poorly fitting crown or filling causing irritation. Bottom line is that your dentist needs to take a look to properly diagnose the problem and help you treat it. ...Read more

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My 3 years old son was kicked in the mouth and his front teeth were pushed into his gums. His gums are swollen.What should I do?

Get : Get your son checked out by a pediatric dentist. It might be that no treatment is needed but you will feel better to hear that from the dentist. An x-ray will probably be done to make sure that no other damage has occurred and you will find out if anything needs to be done for the gum swelling. ...Read more

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