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What causes pain and redness in the frenum?

I need help. The little tissue that connects my bottom lip to my gums is swollen and red. It hurts when I move my bottom lip and the part of gum and lip it is attached to is painful and red. I ve had it for two days and it got worse since yesterday. What is wrong?
Thu, 11 Aug 2016
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Hi.
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

As per your complain it seems that your lower labial frenulum is inflamed leading to redness and swelling..

It can occur due to injury with any hard or sharp foods, toothbrush trauma, burning with something hot or due to chemicals injury or burning like concentrated solutions of mouthwash..

You should apply numbing gel containing Lignocaine over it..
Take anti-inflammatory painkillers like Ibuprofen..
Apply cool compresses or such ice and do cool water rinses..
Take soft and bland foods..
You can cool your food to room temperature before eating..

If still does not improve consult an Oral hygiene and get evaluated..

Hope this helps..

Regards..
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What causes pain and redness in the frenum?

Hi. Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC.. As per your complain it seems that your lower labial frenulum is inflamed leading to redness and swelling.. It can occur due to injury with any hard or sharp foods, toothbrush trauma, burning with something hot or due to chemicals injury or burning like concentrated solutions of mouthwash.. You should apply numbing gel containing Lignocaine over it.. Take anti-inflammatory painkillers like Ibuprofen.. Apply cool compresses or such ice and do cool water rinses.. Take soft and bland foods.. You can cool your food to room temperature before eating.. If still does not improve consult an Oral hygiene and get evaluated.. Hope this helps.. Regards..