Hello. Occassionally I would wake up and realize my gums behind my 2 front teeth would be swollen and painful. It happened again this morning. Noticed it when I woke up, before I went to bed they were fine. I brush the roof of my mouth to get any bacteria out during brushing. When I notice this, I gargle with listerine as much as I can. Sometimes it does away within the day. Other times It sticks around for days. Then I have to watch what I eat and it's uncomfortable To talk because my tounge keeps rubbing against it. Any sugestions?? Thanks a lot Amy

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  • Raheel

    Raheel 07 - February - 2013, at 15:47 PM

  • Hi, The gums behind my top 4 teeth and my bottom 2 teeth are swollen, also infront of my bottom front teeth, the gum between them can move away sideways, please help me out :(

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 08 - November - 2012, at 22:32 PM

  • Hi JINNY,You need to go to the dentist but for something to do at home you need to brush your teeth better.The gums are swollen because there is a lot of plaque.You will have to start flossing a lot more and floss deeply to get that plaque out. That is what is making them puffy.Its most likely a allergic reaction or infection.

  • Jinny

    Jinny 15 - May - 2012, at 14:07 PM

  • hello, i have noticed that my gums are swelling in the front of my month almost covering my teeth. what could this be.

  • dr ritz

    dr ritz 10 - October - 2011, at 05:53 AM

  • Swollen gums can be because of food and plaque and calculus deposits around that area or can be because of some irritant in that area which can lead to swelling of gums. You can do warm saline rinses to reduce the swelling of gums and maintain good oral hygiene over that area by brushing and flossing regularly. There should be no food accumulation in that area.

  • joanna

    joanna 10 - October - 2011, at 05:43 AM

  • My gums are swollen only around my top front teeth what do I do

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