I was flossing around a crown and now my gum around that tooth is swollen. It has been swollen for about 4 days and now today I see little white blister forming. There is no pain or discomfort. Is there anything over the counter to help? I don't have dental insurance.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 07 - April - 2010, at 20:30 PM

  • While doing flossing you have to be gentle and technique should be correct. You must have injured the gums during flossing and due to this swelling is there. For this you can do warm saline rinses 2-3 times a day and can message the gums gently with some gum paints available OTC. Take care not to irritate the area around the crown further. Be gentle while brushing and flossing. This all should take care of gums and if it does not heal within a week the you have to visit a dentist for clinical examination. For more on oral hygiene with crowns you can read the following article..www.identalhub.com/article_care-of-crowns-271.aspx

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