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Swollen gums behind my front teeth, it seems to be getting worse

My gums is swollen behind my front teeth (not the direct front teeth, but the two to the side of the very front), is there anything I can do or is it something that has to be treated by a dentist? It s been like that for about two weeks and feels as if it s getting larger. There is no pain. I ve flossed to ensure there was nothing between the teeth and tried extra cleaning for the last two weeks, but it seems to be getting worse.
Asked On : Thu, 17 Feb 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
For this, you should go along to a dentists' office. He will take an X-ray to confirm what's happening, and probably give you some tooth abscess antibiotics to settle the gum infection down.
Gums will heal. For faster healing of gums to take place, you can do warm saline rinses 3-4 times a day and can also massage your gums. Avoid any kind of irritation to the gums. You can also use a gum paint for faster healing to occur. Better visit your dentist for evaluation. For some pain relief, you can apply orajel over the site.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Regards.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Swelling in the gums indicates inflammation of the gums known as gingivitis it shows symptoms such as redness, swelling, pain, sensitivity.

It could be an periodontal abscess arrising from the adjacent tooth to confirm this an clinical examination by the Dentist is required followed by an IOPA x-ray. If it is infection arrising from tooth, it is treated by RCT.

Other than this it could be an gingival abscess due to accumulation of bacterial plague and calculus deep in the gum pockets.
I would suggest you to get complete mouth scaling and polishing, root planing and currettage.
Use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Regards..
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Swelling in the gums indicates inflammation of the gums known as gingivitis it shows symptoms such as redness, swelling, pain, sensitivity.

It could be an periodontal abscess arrising from the adjacent tooth to confirm this an clinical examination by the Dentist is required followed by an IOPA x-ray. If it is infection arrising from tooth, it is treated by RCT.

Other than this it could be an gingival abscess due to accumulation of bacterial plague and calculus deep in the gum pockets.
I would suggest you to get complete mouth scaling and polishing, root planing and currettage.
Use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Regards..
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for writing in.
The swelling associated with teeth may be due to-
Periapical abscess developed from dental caries.
Periodontal abscess developed from gum infection and plaque deposition.
Traumatic injury resulting in fracture of tooth.
A direct clinical as well as x-ray investigation by a dentist is required to rule out the cause of swollen gums.
The pus has to be drained out completely.
Take complete course of antibiotics after consulting with your dentist.
If there is dental caries associated,root canal treatment has to be done.
Get your teeth cleaned.
Maintain good oral hygiene too.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
Hi,
An swelling of gums of your lateral incisors could be an infection of the tooth or the gums. It can be detected by a dentist on examination. If required an X ray should be taken to identify the cause and appropriately treatment could be obtained.
Answered: Wed, 6 Jul 2011
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Manish Gupta's  Response

Hello,
Please get an X ray done of the front 4 or 6 teeth and consult a dentist as it may be a gum swelling or a swelling due to pus accumulation around the root of the tooth. The teeth may need a root canal treatment or it may subside with drainage and a course of antibiotics.
Take care!
Answered: Sat, 7 May 2011
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Manisha Rao's  Response
Hi, it may be a gum swelling or a swelling due to pus accumulation around the root of the tooth. In both the cases you have to consult a dentist. Please take an X ray of the front 4 or 6 teeth and consult a dentist. it may subside with drainage and a course of antibiotics or the teeth may need to be treated-a root canal treatment. Take care!
Answered: Thu, 17 Feb 2011
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