how often do you visit your dentist
and get the check-up?swollen gums around the tooth may be due to gingivitis or periodontitis
this may be due to accumulation of plaque/calculus around the tooth due to poor oral hygiene maintenance.get the deep scaling and root planning done.get an x-ray of the tooth to see the bone loss/periodontal pocket/periodontal abscess
if present.in case of abscess,drainage and curettage has to be done.
also check for any proximal/incipient dental caries
.if present,get it restored.
always brush your teeth twice daily and after every meals clean your mouth.
use soft interdental brush
to clean your teeth.use dental floss and chlorhexidine mouthwash to prevent plaque accumulation.
use gum astringent to tone your gums.