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Irritation, swelling, feeling of obstruction in the area between top incisors post sonic cleaning, no cyst. Cause and remedy?

Area between top two front teeth has remained irritaited ever since an aggressive sonic cleaning of my teeth about 6 months ago. I would guess it is slightly swollen and always feels like something is stuck between the teeth. I remember right after the cleaning the area behind the two top teeth felt raw. I ve been in for a few different check ups on it, the area has been re-cleaned a few times, scanned for a cyst , been to my dentist and a peridontist (sp?). My dentist mentioned she has another patient with the same problem but no clues how to resolve it. I assume the initial irritation was done by the cleaning (more aggressive on the top two front teeth then usual) but it won t calm down. Wonder if it is caught in a cycle - irritation leads to swelling leads to irritation etc. Darrell
Asked On : Tue, 22 May 2012
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Hi Darrell,

since the time period written in your is long i.e 6 months.

if it is because of irritation, then it would have gone after deep cleaning.
swelling usually subside in 3-4 days maximum after removal of irritants.

if you still feel stucking sensation in your upper inter dental papilla you need to go for gingival re contouring or you can say gingivectomy procedure.

In this procedure they will reshape your gum line and remove the thick pad of gingiva in between the tooth area.

as you had already seen a periodontist, consult him again and go for re shaping of gums.

Dr. Vishal Jain
Answered: Fri, 15 Jun 2012
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