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I HAVE A SWOLLEN GUM AT THE UPPER (ROOF) OF MY MOUTH WHAT

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I HAVE A SWOLLEN GUM AT THE UPPER (ROOF) OF MY MOUTH
WHAT SHOULD i DO TO RESOVE THIS PROBLEM.

MY TOOTH IS NOT HURTING ONLY THE GUM IS LIKE A SMALL
BALLOON. TELL ME WHAT I CAN DO WITHOUT GOING TO A
DENTIST TODAY.
Hi, I will be happy to answer your question.

The fact that your gum is swollen to that extent indicates that you have either a periodontal infection or an endodontic abscess and needs professional attention. If the tooth is abscessed it will need a root canal or an extraction to solve the problem. If there is a periodontal infection the area will need to be debrided and cleaned. Both of these may require antibiotics.

There is not much you can do at home to treat the infection on your own. Rinsing with warm salt water two -three times per day may help the area drain, but ultimately the source of the infection must be addressed.

I hope this helps and good luck
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