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Swollen gums behind my 2 front teeth

By Amy 4/2/2009 10:06:42 AM
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
Posted By : Dr. Ritz on 4/2/2009 10:06:42 AM
the gums between the front teeth are very sensitive and any injury to it can cause pain & swelling of the gums. You should try to keep the area clean but over brushing should be avoided. At bed time you should brush and floss so that no food impaction is there which can also cause the problem in the area. If you have pain or swelling then you can do warm saline rinses 2-3 times a day and these will really help.
Posted By : joanna on 10/10/2011 5:43:45 AM
My gums are swollen only around my top front teeth what do I do
Posted By : Dr Ritz on 10/10/2011 5:53:02 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.
Posted By : Jinny on 5/15/2012 2:07:01 PM
hello, i have noticed that my gums are swelling in the front of my month almost covering my teeth. what could this be.
Posted By : Dr.Ritz on 11/8/2012 10:32:06 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.

Posted By : Raheel on 2/7/2013 3:47:33 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 :(

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