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Experience:  Clinical instructor, NYU College of Dentistry; 37 years private practice experience in general dentistry, member Academy of General Dentistry, ADA
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I have painful swelling behind my top front teeth. It

Customer Question

I have painful swelling behind my top front teeth. It occurred after drinking limeade and eating chocolate. I used my waterpik and brushed with sensodyne, and it is not quite as painful today.
JA: Have you noticed any swelling in the gums? When was your last visit to the dentist?
Customer: It has been a long while. I brush a minimum of four times a day.
JA: Please give me a bit more information, so the dentist can help you best.
Customer: Such as?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 3 months ago.

Hello,

Thanks for putting up your question on Just Answer.

From your description, it seems like a chemical injury or an allergic reaction, nothing serious. To be sure, can you upload a photo of that area here?

You can refer to these step-by-step instructions to upload your photo: http://ww2.justanswer.com/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert

Alternatively, you can just use an external photo sharing site like www.imgur.com and copy-paste the URL of the image here.

Regards,

Dr. Behere

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you for your response, Dr. Behere. I am unable to take and send a photo at this time.
Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 3 months ago.

Hello,

You can send me one later, no problem. But a photo would be very helpful.

Regards,

Dr Behere

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No, thank you.

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