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Gum injury while eating mango. Growth in front of tooth, bad breath in the area, movable flap

Hi, the other day I was eating a mango, pulling the fruit off with my bottom teeth when the string bits hurt my gum real bad.. now I have this growth/flap in front of my tooth .. I can move it and fold it back plus I have been having really bad breathe since.. not sure if it is from the way I ate the mango.. or maybe even my lip ring that tends to sit in that position when my mouth isn t moving. Thanks :)
Asked On : Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to clarify that eating mango or any other fruit never results in gingivitis i.e. inflammation of gingiva. Its just because of trauma due to that fibre of mango & it resulted in inflammation.
You should go for oral prophylaxis.In future also try to maintain proper oral hygiene by regular brushing & flossing.Also use 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthwash once daily.
Consult your dentist for further treatment.

Take Care
Answered: Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bibhu Dutt Nanda's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum,
according to the query i would like to inform you that eating mango has nothing to do with the inflamed gums, in fact the fibres which got stuck in the gums caused trauma which resulted in inflammation.
also, oral piercing's if present pose a problem in maintaining proper oral hygiene.
In your case, poor oral hygiene along with trauma has resulted in inflamed gum tissue flap.
i advise you see a dentist for a thorough dental check up followed by full mouth scaling.
kindly use an antibacterial mouth wash(twice/day) along with regular tooth brushing.
Your dentist might prescribe antibiotics if needed to resolve the infection,
i hope i answered your dental query,
i wish you good health.
Answered: Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hello and welcome,
the gum injury may not be due to eating a mango,this may be caused by trauma while eating mango which has caused injury to gum tissue and thereby inflammation.
visit your dentist and get checked clinically.
scaling of teeth will help to relieve the inflammation.brush your teeth twice regularly using soft interdental brush.interdental flossing can also be done.
take antibotic course completely prescribed by your dentist.
maintain good oral hygiene.
rinse your mouth after every meals.
Answered: Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
As you provided the detail,it seems that there is a trauma because of fibres of mango in that area.
But you did not tell that whether you have swelling or not in that area.
I will suggest you please visit your dentist as soon as possible for thorough examination,because few points are not clear with your provided detail as-
1.Do you have swelling in that area or not?
3.Ulceration in the same area?
4.Tearing of mucosa in the same area?

So please visit your dentist as soon as possible,and follow all the given instructions.
As you provided the detail it seems that it is a traumatic injury to your gum mucosa,for this you can use mucopain.
Nothing to get worried.
Take Care.
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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