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What causes swelling in the frenulum?

I noticed my superior labial frenulum was swollen about 1 week ago... I thought it had resolved in a few days, but yesterday my 2 front teeth and superior palate feel numb, slightly better today. There is still some swelling/ nodule on frenulum. What could this be?
Wed, 11 Feb 2015
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An ulcer can cause pain and swelling on the labial frenulum. If there is a nodule it has to be examined. If you had applied any jelly(lignocaine) it is possible to get numbness. Give details regarding this for further suggestion. All the best.
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