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What does swelling on the lower lip indicate?

Hi. I have something going on in my mouth. Swollen, sore spot on inner edge of my lower lip..a lesser one on upper lip that sting. Better today than yesterday, but front gums are swollen, throb, and hurt when I brush. Have had teeth cleaned recently...go every six months. Only thing new is I started using an all natural powder rather than tooth paste. Stopped that yesterday. Can't remember when I was last sick! "Feels" viral and I don't know why I say that. ??? Thanks so much!
Thu, 8 Feb 2018
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic,

I have gone through your query and I can understand your concern.The swelling in the gums is generally caused by microbial infections but as you said that you have them cleaned recently, the microbial infection might not be the cause here. As you mentioned that you have changed to a new Natural Toothpaste, It might be the case that some ingredient might have act as an irritant for causing the inflammation of gums. The Sore lesions on lips can also relate to it. I would suggest you to quit the use of that very toothpaste and see if the symptoms are relieved. If not I would advice you to have a visit to your nearest dentist for examination and ruling out other causes.
Use Mouth Washes for Oral rinsing in order to subdue the inflammation of gums and local anesthetic agents on the oral sores to relieve the pain.

Meanwhile i would advice you to maintain a good oral hygiene.
Hope it would be helpful.
Thanks and Regards,
Dr Himayun Mir
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